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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 09.25.2015 | 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...

Sports Prove Americans are Already Socialists at Heart

Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba

Permanent dynasties are exactly what American sports leagues are trying to prevent. They are trying to create a level playing field and give everyone a chance to win: and that's exactly what socialism is all about. See, Americans already are socialists at heart.

Birthright America: A Letter From The Future

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Haroon Moghul

My Dear Daughter, I never imagined you would not be an American citizen, like I used to be. You were born in America, after all, just like I was. But then Donald Trump came along.

Are Guns America's Biggest Problem?

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Byrd

No one I know ever threatened another person with a gun. The few violent men I knew fought with their fists. Pulling a gun to settle a score wouldn't be worth the shame. Guns were for targets and critters. It seems like some kind of mythical world now.

George W. Bush -- Not Bernie Sanders -- Is The Real 'Socialist'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.

T-Mobile... Or How Will AT&T and Verizon Deal With the Revolutionary John Legere?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Ira Israel

Imagine how different the world would be if someone like Che Guevera became president of a powerful country and inspired others to new heights of justice and fairness? Well, that is what it is like having John Legere as CEO of a major corporation.

Is Bernie Sanders 'Socialist?' Are'"Socialist' Ideas Unpopular?

David Pakman | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

You might have heard that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for President in the Democratic primary. The term "socialist" is thrown around regularly about Senator Sanders, often as an ad hominem, and there are numerous questions to unpack with regard to this topic.

He May be Argentine, but the Pope's no Che Guevara

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Pope Francis prays for systems that provide financial services and facilitate commercial transactions that will equitably advance human well-being, promote the common good and make the protection of our common home, the earth, a top priority.

Senator Sanders Sends a Message. Who Gets It? Immigrant's Insight

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Branding Senator Sanders as "socialist" scares many people. But in his case there's nothing to be afraid of because his definition of socialism means preserving free market and civil liberties and adding a higher level of social justice.

An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

The Sanders Paradox: Could Hillary Really Be In Trouble?

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Could Hillary Clinton really be in trouble in the Democratic presidential primaries against a self-described socialist senator from tiny Vermont? She could. But not yet.

One-on-One: Hillary and Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I keep hearing the phrase "Bernie's the real deal" coming from Democrats these days. Most of what he says reflects positions he's held for a very long time. And the key point the media is so far still mostly missing is that Bernie's issues are what is causing his surge in popularity.

Igor Bobic

McCaskill: Bernie Sanders Is 'Too Liberal' To Be President | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The knives are finally out in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who just happens to be a Hillary ...

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Janie Velencia

Nearly Half Of Americans Would Vote For A Socialist For President | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Not quite half of Americans -- 47 percent-- say they would consider voting for a socialist for president, if the person were well-qualified and nomina...

Pain Brings Us Closer

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. Th...