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  • Elite political journalists are eager to kick Bernie Sanders on his way out the door

    Bernie Sanders has always made elite political journalists uncomfortable, on a deeply personal level. When Sanders rails against the corporate-friendly status quo, it rubs them the wrong way. Accepting the status quo as fundamentally reasonable is a prerequisite for succeeding in modern mainstream political journalism. Anything else makes you an “activist”.

  • COVID-19 and the Working Class

    It can be expected that the COVID-19 virus will have a large negative impact on the standard of living and wages of millions of working class American families. They will have to bear the burden of the cost with little help from their government. Meanwhile, businesses and investors will get bailed out, ‘made whole’, once again.

  • The One-Choice Election

    There are no substantial political differences between the Democrats and Republicans. We have only the illusion of participatory democracy. The Democrats and their liberal apologists adopt tolerant positions on issues regarding race, religion, immigration, women’s rights and sexual identity and pretend this is politics.

  • Democratic establishment deals Super Tuesday blow to Bernie Sanders, but race is far from over

    Super Tuesday did not go as Bernie Sanders and his diverse working-class movement had hoped. While there are still a few months left before the convention, the next few weeks will determine the fate of the campaign. And for the sake of social, political, economic, and environmental justice, Bernie must win.

  • Super Tuesday and the Irrevocable Split in the Democratic Party

    Democratic Party leaders are talking themselves into the fiction that, even if they deny the nomination to Sanders, his supporters and movement will have ‘no where else to go’ but to fall in line behind Biden. But they do have somewhere to go: they’ll sit home. And then they’ll perhaps go out and organize a party independent of today’s Democratic Party.

  • Democrats Craving a Brokered Convention—Including Elizabeth Warren—Should Learn the Lessons of 1968

    For four years, Democratic officials have insisted that Donald Trump is an unprecedented threat to the republic whose removal from power is the paramount political priority. Yet the strategy on which they are now explicitly relying to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders from being their 2020 presidential nominee is the one most likely to ensure Trump’s reelection.

  • The New Rules of the Game

    The quadrennial political game of least worst, or how to scare the public to vote for presidential candidates who serve corporate power, comes this season with a new twist. But should Bernie Sanders manage to evade the snares, traps and minefields laid for him by the Democratic Party elites, the game of least worst will radically change.

  • South Carolina Primary: What Does It Mean?

    What are the political ‘takeaways’ from yesterday’s South Carolina primary? In just a few words: not many. None that change the fundamental dynamics that have shaped the primaries to date. Biden bought himself some time, at the expense of Bloomberg and the other mainstream candidates like Klobuchar, Steyer, and Buttigieg.

  • How Canada’s patronage-driven defence lobby is abetting US arms manufacturers

    To weaken militarism, it is imperative to reduce the financial benefits sloshing around the system. Senior CF and DND officials should be restricted from lobbying for at least five years after leaving the public service and other measures ought to be adopted to weaken the link between the military hierarchy and arms firms.

  • Bernie Sanders and the Desperation of Democratic Elites

    The choice the leadership faces is whether to transform itself into a Trump-like party, openly run by oligarchs and billionaires; or to return to a pre-1990 Democratic party—before the DLC faction takeover—and allow Bernie Sanders to become its presidential candidate. The party leadership’s current actions clearly show it now leans heavily toward the former.

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