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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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Elizabeth Warren

International Women’s Day Reminds Us That Women Who Lead Get Things Done

By Commentaries/Opinions

By PoliticusUSA — International Women’s Day is on Sunday. It will remind us that women who lead get things done. This is true even if at the moment in America, election to the presidency remains an unbreakable glass ceiling. This past week, we saw two great women, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, suspend their presidential campaigns. This means that glass ceiling remains intact and it means that even before a…

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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

The Important Word in ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is ‘Democratic’

By Rev Jesse Jackson

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson — After the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race. In South Carolina, the next primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is the favorite, buoyed by his support among African American voters. But Sanders will come into the state with real momentum, having won the popular vote in each of the first three contests. More importantly, in Nevada, Sanders…

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Entrance to the Ward 5 polling station in Keene, New Hampshire.

The Establishment Now Has Three Horses in the Race — and None Won New Hampshire

By Commentaries/Opinions

Turns out “socialist” isn’t such a bad word anymore. By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout — Keene, New Hampshire — On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders took another step toward securing the Democratic nomination for president, the establishment wing of the party went three ways at once, and the state of New Hampshire put on an exhibition of electoral competence that made the doomstruck Iowa Caucus look like the sorry contest it was. With most precincts having reported, Sanders pulled down…

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Every state is a battleground: Howie Hawkins’ response to “An open letter to the Green Party about 2020 election strategy”.

Every state is a battleground

By News & Current Affairs

By Howie Hawkins — A Response to “An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy” The Open Letter is a response to my article (The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem, December 25, 2019). The signers want the Green Party presidential campaign to adopt the “safe states strategy” of campaigning only in safe states where the outcome is a forgone conclusion. They want the Green Party…

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An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

By News & Current Affairs

From Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathy Kelly, Dr. Ron Daniels, Leslie Cagan, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert — As the 2020 presidential election approaches the Green Party faces the challenge of settling a platform, choosing a candidate for president, and deciding its campaign strategy. In that context, Howie Hawkins, a contender for Green Party Presidential Candidate recently published a clear and cogent essay titled “The Green…

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Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar

Will a Woman Be President in 2020?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — In a most unusual endorsement, the New York Times has endorsed both Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) for the Democratic nomination for President. Apparently, the Editorial Board of the Times disagrees with Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), who allegedly told Warren that a woman could not win the Presidency. I’d love to see the right woman in the White House, but I’ve been…

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Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders

Bernie and Elizabeth Spat: Making Trump’s Day

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Ted Glick — The best line I’ve seen since the story broke a couple days ago about the Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders spat was this Twitter post by Sunrise Movement leader Varshini Prakash: “mom and dad are fighting and all I wanna do is go to my room and put my headphones on.” That’s how I’ve been feeling, as someone who’s always supported Bernie but who has appreciated much of…

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Elizabeth Warren / Donald Trump

Whether Bernie Said it Or Not, A Woman Sadly Can’t Beat Trump

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Whether Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t beat Trump is irrelevant. What is relevant is the bigger question can a woman? Even the faintest private utterance that that can’t happen brings the wrath of the heavens down on the head of anyone who dares make that utterance. But the brutal political reality at least at this juncture of…

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren

2020 will be a litmus test for capitalism

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Rana Foroohar, The Washington Post — The two most interesting questions in politics at the moment are whether Elizabeth Warren will be the Democratic candidate in 2020 and whether President Trump will still be around to duke it out with her. Neither is certain, of course, but Warren’s ascendance already guarantees that the 2020 election will come down, as elections often do, to a fight between old and new. Or, in this case,…

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