In an exclusive interview with Truthdig, the poet, rapper and musician talks about “Christ consciousness,” his faith in the Green Party presidential nominee and the “political revolution” underway in the United States.
It looks increasingly likely that the Democratic nominee, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how much that is progressive will she actually be able to accomplish?
Inspired by the Sanders political revolution, John Ainsworth left his home in Rhode Island to protest at the Democratic National Convention.
When asked if he intends "to remain as a figurehead leader for the progressive movement of the future, continuing to work to advocate and engage," Sanders replied, "Absolutely, I will."
After Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, the Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein called for "broken Berning hearts" to join her in continuing the political revolution that Sanders helped to spark.
Now that Bernie Sanders has a “massive national and indeed international profile," MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asked in an interview with the candidate's wife recently, "Do you see an organization being formed out of the Sanders-centered movement that has sprung up around his campaign?”
If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders' support and that of his voters may depend on her doing the one thing that her track record shows she's been most unwilling to do all along.
Zephyr Teachout of New York, John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Lucy Flores of Nevada want to take on Wall Street, big oil and the military-industrial complex—and they're all mounting bids for Congress.
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.