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Bernie Sanders Is Making His Goodbye Count

Though Sanders may have failed to achieve victory in a presidential contest, he will have an influence on where American politics moves next.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE


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A Public Note to My Friend, Bernie Sanders

I don’t know what you’re going to do from here on, and I’m not going to advise you. But let me tell you this: You’ve already succeeded.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE



Suggestions for Both Clinton and Sanders Supporters That Neither Will Like

With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have some advice for divided Democrats.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE



Some in Arab-American Community, Including ‘Watan’ Newspaper, Are Endorsing Bernie Sanders

Many Arab-Americans—not all of whom are Muslim, by the way—want the Jewish candidate to be president.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie and the Big Banks

The recent kerfuffle over Bernie Sanders supposedly not knowing how to bust up the big banks says far more about the threat he poses to the Democratic establishment and its Wall Street wing than it does about the candidate himself.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE



Why the Major Media Marginalize Bernie Sanders

It’s understandable, but unjustifiable, that the major media haven’t noticed how determined Americans are to reverse the increasing concentration of wealth and political power that has been eroding our economy and democracy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours

The Washington Post’s March 6 onslaught advances the narrative that the Vermont senator is a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or speaking to women, according to the progressive media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Perhaps the paper is going through the “7 Stages of Establishment Backlash.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



It Takes a Movement, Like the One at the Heart of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign, to Change the World

The passion that’s fueling the Vermont senator’s campaign isn’t even really about him.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Robert Reich Explains How to Respond to Bernie Skeptics

The economist has released a MoveOn.org video featuring six facts you can throw at people who say Bernie Sanders just can’t win the 2016 presidential election. 

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Paul Krugman Is Wrong. Here’s Why Bernie Sanders’ Movement Will Provide Real Change

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman last week warned Bernie’s supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism”—“accepting half loaves as being better than none.” Krugman just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Can Bernie Sanders Win Minority Hearts, and Votes?

The presidential candidate is little known among minorities. He will have to convince those communities that his focus on economic inequality is tightly tied to their interests, too.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE



The Political Revolution We Desperately Need

The good news is that the economy today is much better than it was six years ago when George W. Bush left office. The bad news is that, despite these improvements, the 40-year decline of the American middle class continues.

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 READ MORE



When You’ve Lost Bernie Sanders: How Netanyahu Destroyed the Israel Lobby

Senator Bernie Sanders, the most consistent and prominent progressive in the U.S. Senate, has decided to skip the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress on March 3. It is Bibi’s Kanye West moment.

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 READ MORE


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Bernie Sanders Wants Answers, Writes Legislation to Get Them

Fed chief Ben Bernanke may be able to dole out trillions in the blink of an eye, but on Tuesday he ran headlong into Congress’ only independent democratic socialist. Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded to know where all the Fed’s money was going. Bernanke said “no.” Sanders fired back by introducing a bill that would require such information to be posted to the Fed’s Web site.

Posted on Mar 3, 2009 READ MORE


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Lieberman Spanked by Power-Mad Democrats

All right, so we’re being a bit facetious with the headline here, but seriously, Sen. Joe Lieberman’s future vis-à-vis his former base at the Democratic Party is a tad uncertain at this time, to say the least.

Posted on Nov 6, 2008 READ MORE


Back in the USSR

In the late 1990s, Washington was in the throes of a deregulatory orgy. Many lampooned Rep. Bernie Sanders’ opposition to the grotesquerie, and his notoriety as the only self-described socialist in Congress. Nobody guessed that in a few years our country would become the United States’ Socialist Republic.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Democracy Now!’: Sen. Sanders, Scheer on the Bailout Boondoggle

On Monday morning, as the aftershocks from Wall Street’s worst week in decades continued to rock the national and global economy and the Bush administration scrambled to contain the fallout with a bailout plan that could cost American taxpayers over a trillion dollars, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Robert Scheer and Dean Baker joined “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman (above) to sort through the rubble and speculate about what might come next.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Mukasey Debate

If you can’t say it any better than Ted Kennedy, why try? We certainly won’t. Here, the former Truthdigger of the Week speaks for us all as he lays out the case against Mukasey.

Posted on Nov 9, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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San Diego Mayor Backs Gay Marriage

Inspired by care for his daughter and an eleventh-hour decision, as he put it, to “lead with my heart,” San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders (a Republican, as a Truthdig reader pointed out) said Wednesday that he would “take a stand on equality and social justice” and come out, as it were, in favor of gay marriage.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Podcast: Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the L.A. Times

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the LA Times

Truthdig editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


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