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Is ‘She’ Really the Winner?

b. traven Facts make me wonder. The Democratic Party in Iowa has yet to release the actual attendance and results of the Caucus votes which “she’ supposedly won. Next the ‘front loading’ of the primaries in the deeply conservative South certainly helped the essentially conservative ‘she’ look like a ‘shoo in.’  Nevada was a bust…

Do the Math – Sanders CAN Win!

by John Laurits Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight relentlessly for the 2016 Democratic Party’s nomination up to the convention and, despite the apparent consensus of the media’s talking heads that the campaign is a lost cause, he has held fast to his claim that there is a “narrow path to victory.” I am reminded…

Trump upends Republican calculations; Clinton continues Democratic sell-out

Committing Hara-Kiri… American Political Style

b. traven The two American political parties, Republicans and Democrats seem officially committed to suicide.  Both parties are separating themselves from the mainstream of their fundamental bases. The Republicans have drifted far from their true “conservative” past, and from their moneyed base who always held the primacy of social cohesion over ideology.  At the same…

Hillary Clinton to Edward Snowden: Face the Music

W.J. Astore A revealing question and answer came in this week’s presidential debate among the Democratic candidates.  They were asked if Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed illegal spying by the NSA and the U.S. government, should be considered a hero or traitor. Hillary Clinton’s answer was revealing of who she is and what she…

Where Is America’s Jeremy Corbyn?

Chris Hedges.  Courtesy of Truthdig. Introduction: The rise of Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain’s Labour Party is heartening.  Here’s a man with a heartfelt contrary perspective.  Sadly, he has no American equivalent among the major parties’ candidates.  Bernie Sanders comes closest, but Sanders supports drone strikes and refuses to take a stand against Israeli aggression.…

Bernie Sanders — Halfway There?

Michael Brenner Is Bernie Sanders halfway there?  No – not to the nomination, much less the White House. What Sanders has done is to establish himself as a force in the Democratic Party’s selection process. He has done so by demonstrating two qualities that have largely disappeared from America’s political life over the past few…