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Bernie Sanders

  1. 2018 primaries
    New Hampshire Democratic Front-runners Win, Famous Son LosesNew Hampshire will elect either its first black congressperson or its first openly gay congressperson in the fall.
  2. medicare for all
    GOP’s Latest Mediscare Tactic Is Deeply CynicalAttacking Medicare for All as a threat to Medicare is pretty bald-faced.
  3. democratic primaries
    In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom CarperMany observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Senator Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
  4. the national interest
    Bernie Sanders’s BEZOS Bill Would Hurt the Working Class, Not the RichA bad talking point is turned into a very bad piece of legislation.
  5. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  6. 2020 presidential election
    Is Chaotic 2020 the Right Time for Democrats to Neuter Superdelegates?It makes sense to let voters rather than superdelegates control presidential nominations. But 2020 could be the exception that proves the rule.
  7. democratic party
    Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  8. the national interest
    Pretending Single Payer Health Care Is Easy to Pass Doesn’t Make It EasyBernie Bros need to stop calling Democrats shills and engage with the reason they’re reluctant to impose radical change.
  9. 2018 midterms
    Bernie Sanders Won His Vermont PrimaryIn one of four primary races across the country, Bernie Sanders secured his place on the November ballot.
  10. socialism
    Are Democratic Voters Abandoning Capitalism for Socialism?Many Democrats find positive feelings toward socialism compatible with fondness toward small business and free enterprise. So do many millennials.
  11. democrats
    What is a ‘Centrist’ Democrat, Anyway?Left of center folk need a good thorough debate to resolve confusion over the old labels, or maybe a new vocabulary altogether.
  12. Maryland Democrat Deploys Logic, F-Bomb in Parrying ‘Socialism’ AttacksBen Jealous gave a calm, reasonable answer to the first “socialism” question, but then understandably lost it after the second.
  13. Former MMA Fighter Changes the Democratic Narrative in KansasThe national buzz in the Third District was about progressive darling Brent Welder. But Sharice Davids, a Native American woman, flipped the script.
  14. Can Leftism Win in the Midwest? Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign May Give Us an Answer.The Michigan gubernatorial candidate is radical, uncompromising, and policy-minded. If he pulls off an upset, he may change the Democratic Party.
  15. Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
  16. The Progressive Hawaii Senator Reshaping the 2020 Race, Without Even RunningBrian Schatz isn’t running for president — really — but his plan to yank Democratic colleagues to the left could define the party in 2020 and beyond.
  17. Democrats Need an Unbreakable Presidential Candidate in 2020Forget “electability,” which is often hard to measure. Democrats should focus on uniting behind a 2020 candidate with no big weaknesses.
  18. Democrats Should Distrust ‘Electability’ Arguments in 2020In the Trump era, no one can know for sure which Democrat is most electable. But everyone has an incentive to pretend that they do.
  19. Democrats’ 2020 Hopefuls Refuse to Disagree (on the Midterms)With hundreds of races and candidates in play, Sanders, Warren, Biden, and the rest have not once taken different sides in a primary this year.
  20. Ocasio-Cortez Proved That ‘Identity Politics’ Is an Asset for BerniecratsSocialists just put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Congress by exploiting the Democratic base’s hunger for more diverse representation.
  21. A Good Primary Night for ProgressivesLefties, Democratic women, and Donald J. Trump could all claim some victories in the June 26 primaries in six states.
  22. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  23. Sanders Announces Reelection Bid As Negative Buzz Builds About Our RevolutionMaybe the extremely popular Vermont senator should lend some of his political mojo to his national following.
  24. the national interest
    Why Trump’s Assault on Democracy Doesn’t Bother the Illiberal LeftTrump and his party aren’t the only force in American life opposed to liberal democracy.
  25. Voters Who Like ‘Medicare for All’ May Not Support Single-PayerTruth is, single-payer is very different from Medicare, even if it borrows the Medicare “brand.”
  26. Every Democrat Should Support Bernie Sanders’s New Labor BillFourteen Democrats have signed onto legislation that will make it easier for workers to form unions — and thus, for their party to win elections.
  27. the national interest
    Democrats Are Rushing Into a Job Guarantee. It Could Be a Huge Mistake.The hottest new progressive policy idea is not ready for prime time.
  28. Bernie Sanders Is Quietly Building a Digital Media EmpireHis live videos now regularly draw more viewers than CNN. So is this a 2020 strategy? It sure could be.
  29. meeting of the minds
    Bernie Sanders Just Quoted Cardi B“Cardi B is right.”
  30. What Really Happened When Bernie Sanders Went to MississippiNever mind reports of a swipe at Obama. Sanders found an audience of black voters receptive to his updated critique of class and race disparity.
  31. Bernie’s Criticisms Don’t Mean Democrats Are in DisarraySanders is and has always been a gadfly. So his criticisms of the Democratic Party don’t mean it’s fatally divided.
  32. CA Voters Keep Accidentally Joining George Wallace’s Zombie Political PartyTwo years after many thousands of would-be Democratic primary voters discovered they were affiliated with a right-wing party, the confusion continues.
  33. ey i'm runnin' here
    Meet the ‘Bernie Bros’ Who Love Cynthia NixonThe Cynthiacs are here.
  34. Bernie-Endorsed Pol May Have Lost Because of Bernie’s Preferred Primary SystemThere’s some evidence Illinois’s open-primary system saved centrist Democrat Dan Lipinski from defeat by progressive Marie Newman.
  35. Please Enjoy James Adomian’s SXSW Bernie Sanders Town HallFresh off his Daily Beast interview that led to Alec Baldwin freaking out on Twitter and blocking anyone who dared to agree with Adomian’s […]
  36. national walkout day
    Teens Cheer on Bernie Sanders During Surprise Appearance at National Walkout DayVideos show teens screaming wildly and chanting the 76-year-old politician’s name.
  37. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  38. Bernie Sanders Has 2 Family Members Running For Office, Causing Real TroubleBernie’s stepdaughter is connected to his wife’s controversial presidency of Burlington College; his son says questionable things on Twitter.
  39. Berniecrats Endorse Kucinich, Bernie Keeps His DistanceIf Sanders’s supporters go one way and he goes another in a key 2018 race, what does that say about 2020?
  40. Liberal Think Tank Unveils New Alternative to Single-Payer Health CareYou can view the new CAP proposal as a sign of growing Democratic progressivism, or as a way to avoid the problems with single-payer plans.
  41. Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate CashThe rumored 2020 candidates join Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Maria Cantwell in refusing donations from corporate PACs.
  42. The Best Reactions to Trump’s First State of the UnionNancy Pelosi is not impressed.
  43. Kerry 2020 and the Reign of the GerontocratsKerry is definitely a blast from the past, but deserves a hearing as much as any other septuagenarian.
  44. The Abortion ‘Litmus Test’ May Actually Help DemocratsIt’s often assumed Democrats could win lots of “pro-life” voters with a more flexible position on abortion. That may get it backward.
  45. Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back DownDems can still prevail in the larger battle over immigration policy — but ending the shutdown Monday definitely wasn’t a victory.
  46. There’s a Long List of Dems Trump Should Fear in 2020. Biden Isn’t One of Them.The White House supposedly has no fear of any potential 2020 opponent other than Joe Biden. It needs to fear its president’s own limitations.
  47. We Should Take Oprah 2020 Seriously, But Not LiterallyThe minute Oprah Winfrey becomes a politician, she’ll lose altitude, but she’d start from lofty heights.
  48. icons
    Bernie Sanders Had an Extremely Chill New Year’s Eve DinnerFor starters, it only cost $16.
  49. Can a #NeverTrump Republican Win in 2020? Don’t Bet on It.Anti-Trumpers long for a third option in the next presidential race, but their prospects are grim.
  50. Sanders-Clinton Commission Agrees on Changes to Make the Primaries More OpenIt’s just one step toward unity, but fewer superdelegates, more oversight of the DNC, and less convoluted Iowa caucuses could help.
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