Bernie Sanders - US President

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Oh brothers and sisters, what an odd time.  I hear so much energy going into whether or not Bernie stays in the race or wins the nomination that it makes my head swim.  Will Bernie delegates or supporters disrupt the DNC convention?  That’s another point to consider for pundits and others.  Bernie or bust is one group’s battle cry, while others call for Party unity.  I think all of these issues are missing the point and the moment at hand.

The Vermont senator's supporters don't think he's getting a fair shake. And that could complicate efforts to unify the party once the nomination is decided.

Monday, 04 April 2016 11:15

Trade Shapes Wisconsin Primary

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Trade is again an issue in a midwestern primary state. The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday and Senator Bernie Sanders is pounding on his opposition to trade deals that have closed factories and cost jobs. A new poll shows this could be his path to success with voters.


(CNN) If Donald Trump weren't dominating the coverage in this election, Bernie Sanders would be the big story.

Flanked by local labor leaders and Pennsylvania workers, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday said trade deals he opposed and Hillary Clinton supported have devastated Pennsylvania manufacturing and hurt working families.

“Over the last 35 years, our trade agreements have been rigged by corporate America to shut down manufacturing plants in Vermont, in Pennsylvania and throughout this county,” Sanders said. The result, he added, has been that Pennsylvania workers lost jobs that went to Mexico, China and other low-wage countries.

There is a popular narrative (and a lot of polling data) saying that supporters of Bernie Sanders are millennials.  Young, naive, unicorn-believing, free stuff-wanting, wet behind the ears kids who, once they've got jobs and a mortgage, will come down to earth and come to their senses.  Often, what gets lost in this story (aside from the truth about millennials) is that there are vast numbers from older generations who understand that they also desperately need the change that Bernie's policy choices could bring if they come to pass.

New research findings from a team of progressive economists provides documentary evidence that the financial footing for Sen. Bernie Sanders visionary social change agenda is not only plausible, but would create far more socially productive jobs, as well as moving us down the road to the more humane society that is at the heart of the Sanders campaign.

It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Wall Street and corporate backers, and the major media, most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations, have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton. 

Another great step for U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in honoring and recognizing Native Americans.” - Deborah Parker, Tulalip