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Your 2015 Guide to Arguing With Your Conservative Uncle This Thanksgiving

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

Remember: facts are like Kryptonite to conservatives. Study this guide, and you will know all you need to know to shut down the misinformation and ill-formed opinions.

Almost a Century Ago, Another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States -- From His Prison Cell

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

In the early twentieth century, roughly a century before Bernie Sanders's long-shot run for the White House, another prominent democratic socialist, Eugene V. Debs, waged his own campaigns for the presidency.

Clinton Attacks Sanders’ Progressive Agenda

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

This is why Hillary Clinton makes so many progressives queasy. The former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominat...

The Real Divide Between Sanders and Clinton

Jerome Karabel | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

The distinction between Sanders and Clinton as being between "socialism" and "capitalism" is misleading, for the real debate is about what type of capitalism the candidates favor.

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

If asked, most people would likely declare that they know fairly well what the terms in the title mean. In the heat of the election year political deb...

Socialist Politician: Bernie Sanders Helped Seattle's Progressive Movement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

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A Conversation With Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.04.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

In response to the comments made by Bernie Sanders, Rasmussen expressed hope that the U.S. and other countries can be inspired by Denmark's social planning, but noting that simply "copying and pasting" from Denmark is not the solution.

Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life.

Socialism Is Back

New York Magazine | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics

But Sanders’s campaign has made socialism relevant to the national political debate for the first time since Eugene V. Debs garnered 6 percent ...

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

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Christians, Bernie Sanders, and the "Socialism" Dilemma

Micah Conkling | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Micah Conkling

Instead of simply brushing off a candidate or philosophy because a certain word (socialism) is fraught with "red" baggage, I hope more of us can revive a posture of curiosity and wonder: asking, "What could be possible?" instead of narrow-mindedly and ignorantly declaring what isn't.

On Socialism, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

Andrei Markovits | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Andrei Markovits

Bernie Sanders is the creation of the New Left on the East Coast who fully extols all the attainments of the New Deal but who goes further in that he also wants to empower women, minorities, and other disempowered not only by matter of policy but also in their dignity.

What's in a Name? Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Candidate

Van Gosse | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Van Gosse

What difference does it make in the U.S. context that Sanders is an avowed socialist? Why should anyone care, given that his policy prescriptions already place him firmly on the Democratic left? Shouldn't we care more about policies than ideological labels?

Bernie Sanders Acknowledges Being A Socialist Might Be A Political Obstacle

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

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Why So Many Americans Still Say No to Sanders' Socialism

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The big questions now that Bernie Sanders is contending for the Democratic presidential nomination are what has changed, and why is socialism still the old red herring for so many Americans who don't wear the GOP party label?

Why Hillary Dominated the Democratic Debate (and Why the Race Isn't Over)

William Bradley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of being stuck in a rather silly media box of, ironically, her own original making, Hillary Clinton at last found herself in a competitive situation in this long unfolding presidential campaign.

Sanders' Snowden Response Proves He Doesn't Want a "Revolution"

Evan Greer | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Evan Greer

Until Bernie's revolution recognizes and embraces the real struggle we have between us and a free and just society, and honors those who have taken risks to bring us closer to that day, I think I'll be writing in Edward Snowden on election day.

A Democratic Economics Inspired by the Constitution: How to Make 2016 a Transformative Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The stars appear to be aligning for a major swing in American economic, social and political attitudes in the direction of progressive Democrats.

Marijuana Under President Sanders

Pat Oglesby | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, is soaring in the Presidential polls. With marijuana laws in flux, Sanders reportedly "will consider" outright legalization. It's natural to ask: What, exactly, might socialist marijuana laws look like?

A New American Socialism

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Both Sanders' popularity and the polling data point in the same direction. A substantial base wants to push-back against the domination of wealth.

Bernie Sanders's Revolutionary Politics -- And Why He Could Win

Raphael Mimoun | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Raphael Mimoun

Hillary, with her brand-name, overwhelming support of the Democratic Party, and unrivaled ability to raise enormous amounts of cash, appears unbeatable. But Sanders's campaign cannot be understood according to the usual parameters of U.S. presidential elections. His campaign is far too revolutionary.

The Pope's Message on Ecology and Economy

John Fullerton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

Modern science understands that everything is connected to everything. So too do all major religions, and virtually all wisdom traditions understand this core principle, often summarized by the concept of "oneness."

The Dark Side of Inequality

Frederic Colier | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Frederic Colier

Strange scents are wafting through the air. Scents one would have thought had drifted away for good. The wind of words like Marxism, Capitalism, and Socialism have returned, anchoring here and there the distant flashbacks of troubled times.

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

Socialist Elected UK Opposition Labour Leader

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, a victory that may m...