To Bern or Not To Bern-More Views

By Paul Krehbiel The economy is rigged and meant to benefit those on top, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said to a cheering crowd that packed the LA Sport Arena on Mon., Aug. 10. Almost all the wealth created since the great recession went to the top 1%. We have more billionaires, and also the highest rate of child poverty. There's something profoundly wrong. We're going to do something about that. The day after the LA rally Sanders out polled Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 44-37, the first [...]

By |2015-09-30T23:22:23-05:00September 30th, 2015|Politics|0 Comments

TO BERN OR NOT TO BERN: why the left (and everybody else) should support Bernie Sanders for president

By Charles Fredricks Contrary to what we are encouraged to accept, supporting a politician is not a beauty contest, a horse race, or a marriage. Bernie Sanders may not be a perfect candidate, but he's certainly the closest to perfect of anyone who's had a shot at winning since George McGovern (whom I must confess I didn't support based on the system is rotten beyond repair brand of cynicism). Gripes over Bernie from the left fall into three categories, ill-founded if you take into account the state [...]

By |2015-09-07T23:51:40-05:00September 7th, 2015|Charles Fredricks, Commentary, Politics|0 Comments

We Must Stop This Corporate Takeover of American

We Must Stop This Corporate Takeover of American Democracy by Bernie Sanders The corporate barbarians are through the gate of American democracy. Not satisfied with their all-pervasive influence on our culture, economy and legislative processes, they want more. They want it all. David Koch and Charles G Koch: the US supreme court's Citizens United decision has enabled the industrialists to fund conservative groups to the tune of $200m already in this electoral cycle. (Photograph: Getty) Two years ago, the United States supreme court betrayed our Constitution and [...]

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