Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bernie Sanders could win big in November. Trump and his supporters know it.

Bernie Sanders is the clear front-runner going into the South Carolina presidential primary. And debate is now shifting from whether Sanders can win the nomination, to whether he might actually beat Donald Trump in the general election this coming November. And it seems that not only are Sanders’ supporters feeling confident he might – so are Trump’s.

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Here’s why Bernie Sanders was spot on with his comments about Cuba

Bernie Sanders has recently come under fire for statements about the government of Cuba. The attacks have been vicious, and they need calling out. Because his comments are not only perfectly accurate but also shine an important light on a gaping blind spot in the US political psyche.

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Sanders is moderate, but is still facing vicious red-baiting attacks

As Bernie Sanders solidifies his place as the frontrunner in the Democratic Party primary, his rivals are going into full-scale attack mode. They’ve been using classic ‘red-baiting’ tactics by homing in on his status as a self-identified ‘democratic socialist’. This needs calling out. But it’s also worth considering whether Sanders’s use of the ‘s word’ is helpful – or even accurate.

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Bernie Sanders is in pole position with Nevada win. But the establishment push-back will now begin in earnest.

Bernie Sanders has just solidified his status as the front-runner in the contest to choose who will face Donald Trump in the presidential elections later this year. Though these are exciting times, there’s also a rocky road ahead. Because the establishment campaign to discredit him in every way possible will now begin in earnest.

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Trump pardoning convicted criminals highlights the rot at the heart of the US establishment

Donald Trump has just pardoned almost a dozen convicted criminals. The move is both illustrative and unsurprising on several levels. For one thing, it’s another apt demonstration of the Trump administration’s long record of pandering to shady characters. It’s also a microcosm of a wider pattern of double standards in which there’s one set of rules for the powerful and connected but a completely different set for everybody else. And this case is just one more example in a long and well-documented history of this trend.

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Sanders is currently the 2020 frontrunner – but could it be 2016 all over again?

Bernie Sanders has won the most votes in the first two contests of the Democratic Party primary process. This means that he’s in pole position to face Donald Trump in the US presidential elections later this year. But progressives shouldn’t start the jubilations just yet. Because there are already signs that the process is again being rigged in the favor of Sanders’s establishment rivals.

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New election farce shows the US isn’t as good at ‘democracy’ as it makes itself out to be

The first election in the process to choose the Democratic Party candidate for the US presidency took place this week. And it turned out to be somewhat of a disaster. In addition to highlighting the US’s own dubious democratic credentials, it also exposes its incredible hypocrisy. After all, Washington bases a great deal of its international regime-change logic on other nations’ purported democratic deficits.

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