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Democratic Socialism

No, Most Younger People Aren't Embracing Socialism

John A. Tures | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect, recently claimed that a large number of younger people like socialism, a theme echoed by the magazine F...

How To Make A Political Revolution

David Morris | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
David Morris

On June 14th, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government's decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was...

Behind Hillary Clinton's Big California Win and the Promise/Peril of the Bernie Sanders Movement

William Bradley | Posted 06.11.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Poor Bernie Sanders. He made his big post-primary return to Washington Thursday, meeting with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Senate Democr...

Why Sanders Should Fight On

Eli Zaretsky | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Eli Zaretsky

Many Democrats, understandably fearing a Trump victory, want Sanders to leave the race, but that would be an historic mistake. America needs an ongoin...

Chances Are, You're Already a Democratic Socialist

Tony Brasunas | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Tony Brasunas

Are you a democratic socialist? If you haven't already thought about it, yes, you probably are. In my experience, most decent people in the United States today are democratic socialists, even if they don't know it yet.

The Return of Democratic Socialism

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.

10 Ways That Bernie Sanders Has Described Democratic Socialism That Prove It Isn't a Radical Idea at All

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

The vision that Sanders introduces is neither idealistic nor radical, but rather, a practical response to the problems that our current political and economic systems perpetuate.

Bernie or Bust, In Hillary We Trust?

Izak Pratt | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Izak Pratt

The divisiveness, the name calling, the infighting among party factions are turning friends into enemies. I refuse to engage in the adolescent theme of bashing Bernie Sanders or his supporters.

Hillary's Big State Dominance Is the Key To the Democratic Nomination

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton's very impressive New York primary victory over Bernie Sanders points up some of her most significant strengths as a political figure. She generally performs quite well on a big stage. And there are few bigger presidential primary stages than that of New York.

Clinton, the President of Scandinavia

Thor Steinhovden | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Thor Steinhovden

Scandinavians are avid followers of U.S. politics, particularly during election season. This time around, our curiosity has been peaked even further, as the Nordics have become a frequent topic of conversation on the campaign trail.

Bernie Sanders' Socialism and Ours: Interview with Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative

Kailyn Nicholson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Kailyn Nicholson

Kailyn Nicholson of #Movement4Bernie and #MillionStudentMarch interviews Seattle's Socialist City Councilmember about Bernie Sanders' and Kshama Sawa...

5 Things Hillary Supporters Don't Get About Bernie Supporters

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

To me, all of these questions stem from the fact that Hillary supporters assume that they and Bernie supporters are fundamentally on the same team. Doesn't the fundamental rule of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" still apply?

Trump Blames 'Our Communist Friend' Sanders For Chicago Clashes

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO, March 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday blamed supporters of Democratic candidate Bernie Sand...

To Become President, Hillary Needs to Move Left and Right at the Same Time

William Bradley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Paradoxically, Hillary is at once at risk of losing the general election to a rampaging Trumpist populism and in reach of winning a smashing victory.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

'Landslide Hillary' Pulls It Out

William Bradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton regaining the media frame of inevitable Democratic nominee? Probably. Is that a good thing for her? We'll see. It not infrequently has not been.

These Charts Show Why Bernie Wants to Make America More Like Europe

Edwin G. Dolan | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Edwin G. Dolan

The idea that Democrats want to make America more like Europe is a favorite Republican attack line. Writing in the New York Times, David Brooks expresses amazement that so many millennials are supporting Bernie Sanders, an open admirer of the European model. Why would anyone in his right mind favor "sluggish" Europe over "vibrant" America? If we focus on data rather than snappy sound bites, the attraction of the European model is clear.


Beth Broderick | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Beth Broderick

I fear that the new voters who see Bernie Sanders as their savior are coming to view the rest of the Democratic party and those of us who have long worked to achieve it's goals as the enemy.

Reality Check for Democrats: Would Martin Luther King Be Supporting Bernie?

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

The reality is that King himself supported democratic socialism -- and that civil rights activists and socialists have walked arm-in-arm for more than a century. The same news outlets that omit such facts keep telling us that the mass of African-American voters in South Carolina and elsewhere are diehard devotees of Hillary (and Bill) Clinton.

Hillary Is More Interested In Making Progress Than Making Liberals Applaud

Zachary Leven | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Zachary Leven

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive. And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results.

Who is a Democratic Socialist?

Jill Sobule | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Jill Sobule

Even I, a lefty female folk song singing-songwriter type, still get a little nervous with the term "Democratic Socialist." How do I convince my undecided, over-30 friends and family that "Democratic Socialism" may not be as scary or radical as it sounds? The only way I know: with a song.

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.

5 Conservative Myths About Bernie Sanders

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

I've noticed certain talking points being bantered around the conservative echo chamber now squarely aimed at the policy proposals of the insurgent progressive Democratic hopeful, Bernie Sanders. Allow me to disabuse these talking points one at a time.

Voting for Sanders Is Voting Republican

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Young Democratic voters favor Sanders, especially because of his endorsement of Medicare for everyone, more emphasis than Clinton on raising the minimum wage, limiting income inequality, climate change and taking a tougher stand against business and for more regulation. The problem is, as Clinton has been at pains to point out, that the current Congressional realities make those goals unrealistic.

What Socialism Requires

David Boaz | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
David Boaz

We've heard a lot about democratic socialism lately, as the self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders poses an ever-bigger threat to Hillary Clinton. But what is democratic socialism?