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Democrats — and the U.S. — won’t have a future if Biden adopts a centrist agenda

By Commentaries/Opinions

It is up to the Democratic president-elect to ensure the future of both his party and the nation. Moving to the right, or even the center, will do neither. By Sonali Kolhatkar, Independent Media Institute — President-elect Joe Biden has called the November 2020 U.S. election a “battle for the soul of the nation.” In offering himself up as a contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden made a clear distinction…

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The Left must seize the opportunity to live our politics in public

Black Voters Are Ready. Are We?

By Editors' Choice

Bernie lost with Black voters, but the Left will win if we commit to deep organizing work to earn their trust. By Phillip Agnew, In These Times — This is part of a roundtable on lessons from 2020 that the Left can use to win future presidential elections. It’s been three and a half months since the South Carolina Democratic primary. As the story goes, it was there former Vice President…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Rev. Jesse Jackson

We Must Protect the Right to Vote in the November Elections

By Rev Jesse Jackson

The Republican Party is doing everything it can to suppress the vote in November. Why? They fear higher turnout, especially among people of color, will cost them the election. By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson — The coronavirus does not discriminate, but people do. The coronavirus is not partisan, but politicians are. When we should be coming together to address a shared crisis, some are intent on driving us apart and…

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Image of Fannie Lou Hamer, Joe Biden, James Clyburn. Will Joe Biden Have A Black Agenda? Vantage Point Article By Dr. Ron Daniels.

Will Joe Biden Have A Black Agenda?

By Vantage Point Articles

Image above: Fannie Lou Hamer, Joe Biden and Cong. James Clyburn Black Voters to the Rescue… Again Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels — There is one indisputable fact about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: former Vice-President Joe Biden’s bid for the nomination was reeling and on the ropes before he was rescued by Black voters, beginning with the decisive endorsement of veteran Congressman James Clyburn, the…

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Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sander’s Campaign Mattered… And Faltered

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels — With no realistic avenue to win the Democratic nomination for President and in the face of the horrific Coronavirus Pandemic, I was delighted to see Senator Bernie Sanders convene a nationwide conference call with his campaign staffers and supporters to announce he was suspending his campaign. This was no doubt deeply disappointing to some of Bernie’s most fervent supporters who…

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Was Right

By Commentaries/Opinions

Goodbye to an honest man’s campaign. By Elizabeth Bruenig, NYT — Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, which is a tragedy, because he was right about virtually everything. He was right from the very beginning, when he advocated a total overhaul of the American health care system in the 1970s. He remains right now, as a pandemic stresses the meager resources of millions of citizens to their breaking point, and…

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) greets guests following a rally at Claflin University on February 26, 2016 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The South Carolina Democratic primary is scheduled to take place on February 27.

I worked for Bernie in 2016. Here’s why Black voters aren’t feeling the Bern in 2020

By Reparations

Sanders’ former national Black outreach director says the Vermont senator hasn’t yet learned from his past mistakes. By Marcus Ferrell, TheGrio — I know, I was there before. I feel like I’m in Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day in 2020. I was working as Bernie Sanders‘ 2016 national Black outreach director. One morning while doing early outreach in South Carolina my Facebook page blew up. I was pinged in messages that said, “Bernie Sanders does…

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Medicine

Would Joe and Donald Support Using Cuba Coronavirus Medicine?

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Ted Glick — The issue of Cuba came up again Sunday in the context of the Democratic Presidential debate. Joe Biden attacked Bernie Sanders because Sanders had said publicly in a 60 Minutes interview February 24 that although he was critical of what he called Cuba’s “authoritarian” government, they had done positive things as far as literacy and health care. A Telemundo reporter asked Biden what he thought about…

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Reached Out to Black Voters. Why Didn’t It Work?

By Commentaries/Opinions

The democratic socialist champions underrepresented groups. So far they’ve voted, en masse, for his rival. By Adam Harris, The Atlantic — Two years ago, Bernie Sanders journeyed south to trace the history of a past revolution, and to imagine a new one. On April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., thousands of people gathered on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, for a rally…

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Bernie Sanders

Another bad night for Sanders leaves his campaign with limited options

By News & Current Affairs

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout — The March 10 primaries were not a complete wipeout for Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign. He secured a win in North Dakota and clings to a slim lead in Washington State. For the Vermont senator, the good news ends there. Joe Biden won four of the six states in play on Tuesday with Washington State still outstanding, along with the lion’s share of delegates. The anticipated aria from the Democratic establishment and the “news” media…

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