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Democratic socialist revolution comes to a crossroads

Gregory Krieg, CNN …”Ideology repeatedly clashed with electoral pragmatism during this year’s convention, which veered between a giddy celebration of the group’s previously unfathomable successes, delegates’ passage of Green New Deal and open borders initiatives, and painful deliberations over how to harness its new power. Two votes during the first 24 hours of the gathering … Continue reading »

Two Paths for Millennial Politics

The important issue today isn’t what the world has done to millennials. It’s what millennials are going to do next—and where they’ll look for leadership. Source: Two Paths for Millennial Politics Whither millennials, socialism or democratic capitalism, Obama style? “As he [Bhaskar Sunkara] argues in his new book, The Socialist Manifesto, “we will probably only … Continue reading »

The Democratic Debate Showed the Left Is Winning

Last night’s Democratic presidential debate exposed the deep ideological fissures within the party — and showed again that the energy is with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Left. Source: The Democratic Debate Showed the Left Is Winning Follow @Rebels_Band

There’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is Joe Biden | Common Dreams Views

The comedian George Carlin liked to marvel at oxymorons like “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence.” Now, as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination intensifies, reporters and pundits at corporate media outlets are escalating their use of a one-word political oxymoron—”moderate.” | By Norman Solomon Source: There’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is … Continue reading »

Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker Emerge as ‘Clear Favorites’ of Wall Street as Bankers Open Checkbooks for 2020 | Common Dreams News

Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 by Common Dreams Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker Emerge as ‘Clear Favorites’ of Wall Street as Bankers Open Checkbooks for 2020 Wealthy executives have said they oppose Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and now they are making their 2020 preferences clear by Jake Johnson, staff writer 36 Comments … Continue reading »

Bernie Versus the Establishment? | Dissent Magazine

The primary field isn’t polarized between left and center as clearly as it was in 2016. But Sanders is still the only candidate who tells us, over and over, that we need more than a good president. Source: Bernie Versus the Establishment? | Dissent Magazine Elizabeth Warren’s sincere reformism has narrowed the political territory Bernie … Continue reading »

Bernie Sanders and Palestine | Portside

We’ve closely followed the statements of Democratic presidential hopefuls to the American Jewish Committee. Almost every candidate so far has been careful to skirt the Israel question, hinting at some mild criticism of Israel but not actually voicing it. Joe Biden went after the Palestinians. Kamala Harris embraced Israel. No one has mentioned the occupation … Continue reading »

[Letter from Washington] No Joe! Harper’s Magazine

Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy Source: [Letter from Washington] No Joe! | Harper’s Magazine By Andrew Cockburn In the heart of the US Capitol there’s a small men’s room with an uplifting Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt quotation above the door. Making use of the facilities there after lunch in the nearby House dining room about a … Continue reading »

2020 Democratic Candidates Taking Lobbyist Donations Despite Pledges

Many major Democratic presidential candidates pledged not to take special-interest money — but, with a raft of loopholes, the money is still pouring in. Source: 2020 Democratic Candidates Taking Lobbyist Donations Despite Pledges Lee FangApril 17 2019, 5:27 p.m. All of the Democratic presidential candidates have committed to rejecting the influence of special interests. To demonstrate … Continue reading »

As Joe Biden Hints at Presidential Run, Andrew Cockburn Looks at His “Disastrous Legislative Legacy” | Democracy Now!

Speculation is mounting that former Vice President Joe Biden will soon enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. As a longtime senator from Delaware, Biden has previously run twice for the Democratic nomination. The last time was in 2008, when he ultimately became then-Senator Barack Obama’s running mate. While a new campaign would seek … Continue reading »

Joe Biden: “I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble.” – RootsAction

“I love Bernie, but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble… The folks at the top aren’t bad guys.” – Joe Biden, speaking to the Brookings Institution (5-9-18) Source: Joe Biden: “I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason why we’re in trouble.” – RootsAction by RootsAction.org … Continue reading »