BERNIE SANDERS: HERE’S WHAT WE WANT...

Jun 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] My supporters and I want real change in this country. By Bernie Sanders  THE WASHINGTON POST Bernie Sanders is a U.S. senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. Sanders: ‘The struggle continues’ Despite Hillary Clinton’s delegate gains on June 7, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised to “continue to fight for every vote and every delegate,” until the Democratic convention. He also slammed GOP rival Donald Trump as “a candidate whose major theme is bigotry.” (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want. And the answer is: They want real change in this country, they want it...

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THE DONALD TRUMP STORY YOU’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Where is pack journalism now that we need it? By Todd Gitlin | MOYERS & COMPANY Developers Julius Schwartz and Alex Sapir, Donald Trump and New York City Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Trump SoHo New York on April 9, 2010. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Trump SoHo) To readers who follow taxes and finance — subjects often introduced with the adjective “arcane” — David Cay Johnston is one of America’s best-known reporters. Johnston has worked on the staffs of Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and from 1995 to 2008, The New York Times, where his writing on taxes won him a 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He’s branched out to other subjects too:  His first book, published in 1992, was Temples of Chance: How America...

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THE NEXT ‘CITIZENS UNITED’ IS COMING...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jim Bopp, a conservative attorney, speaks in favor of a measure amending the state’s constitution to ban gay marriage during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, January 2014. Michael Conroy/AP Most Americans last heard from conservative lawyer James Bopp six years ago when he crafted a case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, that won the Supreme Court’s favor and helped uncork a torrent of cash — some of it secret — that continues pouring into elections. But Bopp is back. The Terre Haute, Indiana-based attorney, who was literally laughed at by a judge when he made his first arguments in Citizens United, is now the lead lawyer in the most prominent of a series of lawsuits attempting to further destroy political contribution limits. The case, brought...

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GUN GRIDLOCK AND THE MONEY BEHIND IT...

Jun 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics In documents filed Monday, the NRA reported a $14 million campaign warchest. By Kathy Kiely BILL MOYERS & COMPANY Gina Brewer, the manager of Texas Gun, behind the counter in her San Antonio store. (Photo by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images) Maybe Monday’s Senate gridlock on guns would have happened anyway, but it probably didn’t hurt the gun lobby’s cause that the National Rifle Association already has spent close to $2 million trying to help incumbent Republicans hold their majority in Congress’ upper chamber. And the NRA has only begun to fight: The group’s latest campaign finance report, filed Monday with the FEC, shows that it ended the month of June with more than $14.7 million to spend in the general election. While the 9/11 attacks famously inspired a brief interlude of...

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IS THERE ANY DIGNITY LEFT IN POLITICS?...

Jun 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Conversation By ARTHUR C. BROOKS and GAIL COLLINS   NYTIMES Photo A sand artist in India added finishing touches to a sculpture of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump earlier this month. Credit European Pressphoto Agency Gail Collins: Arthur, the primaries have ended. But no one really noticed since so much else has happened. I have to ask you first what your thoughts are about the shooting in Orlando. Arthur Brooks: It’s surreal: a hate crime and terrorism intersecting in one ghastly, pointless tragedy. The Dalai Lama happens to be in the United States right now, and his public comments on the tragedy have been very helpful. He emphasized our dual responsibilities in the wake of such evil: to pray for peace while acting to solve the problem. I spent some time with him...

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WHAT HILLARY CLINTON WOULD DO TO AMERICA...

Jun 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Wonkblog By Max Ehrenfreund and Jim Tankersley THE WASHINGTON POST Clinton on the campaign trail View Photos The former secretary of state has clinched the Democratic nomination for president. Hillary Clinton has accumulated enough support to secure victory in the Democratic primary, advancing to face a Republican opponent almost no one predicted at this time last year. Her long primary-campaign battle with Bernie Sanders pushed her to more liberal positions on a handful of issues, most notably the minimum wage and international trade, but neither it, nor the expected dynamics of her general election contest with Donald Trump, appears to have fundamentally changed the issue set that Clinton hopes to ride to the White House. Clinton kicked off the 2016 campaign talking about inequality, corporate greed and the struggling middle class. She’s still talking about those issues and...

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WHY CATS AREN’T REPUBLICAN...

Jun 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By MessagingMatters Living with a cat for the first time, you quickly pick up on its behavioral quirks, many of which are common among other cats. What you soon find out is that cats aren’t Republican. Here are 12 reasons why not:1. Cats are curious about what you do in your bedroom, but they don’t try to legislate away your freedom to do it. 2. Cats may take away your cushion, but they’ll give it back to you with a gentle push. 3. Cats give you attention and sympathy when you’re sick. 4. Females are treated with importance in the cat world. 5. Cats make use of solar power, often all day long. 6. Cats lick their own problems and take care of other cats too. 7. Cats don’t blame black and...

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THE REPUBLICAN CRUSADE AGAINST PUBLIC LAND MUST END...

Jun 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]     Raúl M Grijalva   THE GUARDIAN A congressional bill would hand federal land over to states. That might please the militants who occupied a wildlife reserve last year. What about the rest of us? ‘The bill legitimizes anti-government conspiracy theories.’ Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images @RepRaulGrijalva   The rise of militias: Patriot candidates are now getting elected in Oregon Since taking over the majority in 2011, House Republicans have intensified their efforts to give away natural resources owned by the American people to a few special interests. From threatened and endangered wildlife to mineral resources to fisheries, Republicans have attempted to shift control and decision-making authority from federal agency stewards to states and localities – even those with a track record of short-sighted or irresponsible management. Of all their efforts to rewrite American...

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CHAFFETZ USES HOUSE CHAIRMANSHIP TO SHIELD HIS BIG PHARMA BACKERS...

Jun 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] David Dayen  THE INTERCEPT House Democrats seeking answers from pharmaceutical companies accused of jacking up prices on vital medications have run into a stone wall in the form of Republican Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz, who counts the drug industry as one of his biggest backers. Valeant and Turing Pharmaceuticals have both faced mounting criticism in recent weeks. Turing’s CEO, the “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, abruptly increased the price of a critical toxoplasmosis drug from $13.50 per tablet to $750 overnight. Valeant has also been accused of price-gouging, as well as controlling a secret specialty pharmacy that altered prescriptions so its higher-cost medications would go to patients. Democrats, led by Elijah Cummings in the House and Bernie Sanders in the Senate, have taken aim at both companies, using them to symbolize rising anxiety over...

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INSIDE TRUMP’S FINANCIAL TIES TO RUSSIA AND HIS USUAL FLATTERY OF VLADIMIR PUTIN...

Jun 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE WASHINGTON POST From left, Donald Trump, Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov walk the red carpet at the Miss Universe pageant competition in Moscow in November 2013. (Victor Boyko/Getty Images) By Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Michael Birnbaum Donald Trump was in his element, mingling with beauty pageant contestants and business tycoons as he brought his Miss Universe pageant to Russia for a much-anticipated Moscow debut. Nonetheless, Trump was especially eager for the presence of another honored guest: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump tweeted Putin a personal invitation to attend the pageant, and a one-on-one meeting between the New York businessman and the Russian leader was scheduled for the day before the show. Putin canceled at the last minute, but he sent a decorative lacquered box, a traditional Russian gift, and a...

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HERE’S WHAT BERNIE SANDERS SAID TO HIS SUPPORTERS LAST NIGHT...

Jun 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Debbie Lord Cox Media Group National Content Desk  Nation Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders prepares to speak for a video to supporters at Polaris Mediaworks on Thursday June 16, 2016 in Burlington, VT. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) Gmpaign. Nobody thought we were going anywhere. Well, a lot has changed over a year. During this campaign, we won more than 12 million votes. We won 22 state primaries and caucuses. We came very close – within 2 points or less – in five more states. In other words, our vision for the future of this country is not some kind of fringe idea. It is not a radical idea. It is mainstream. It is what millions of Americans believe in and want to see happen. And something else extraordinarily important happened in...

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THE BLOOD OF ORLANDO IS ON JOHN ROBERT’S HANDS...

Jun 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Justice The slaughter was enabled by our own elected politicians, with an assist from the Supreme Court. By William Greider THE NATION  &  BILL MOYERS.COM New Yorkers hold a vigil in solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at The Nation. Our grieving over the Orlando massacre will have little or no effect unless we mobilize our sorrows into rage that targets all of the political culprits. Americans must mobilize a take-no-prisoners political anger that overrides the usual lamentations and legalistic excuses from politicians in both parties. Don’t just blame crazed bigots or foreign subversives. This slaughter was enabled by our own elected politicians, with an assist from the US Supreme Court. They should...

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How the Corporate Media’s Spin on the Orlando Shooting Is Boosting America’s Dirty Wars in Muslim-Majority Countries...

Jun 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Reuters and Washington Post have largely failed to challenge unverified claims by militaristic politicians. By Sarah Lazare / AlterNet Photo Credit: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Within hours of Sunday morning’s horrific massacre at the LGBTQ Pulse club’s Latin night, a chorus of voices erupted in support of retaliatory military escalation against ISIL and a hardline crackdown against Muslim-American communities. Major media outlets enabled the calls for stepped up military action by uncritically amplifying hawkish voices while failing to mention that there is no concrete evidence that the killer, Omar Mateen, had any material ties to ISIL or other militant Islamist groups beyond U.S. borders. The omissions overlooked FBI director James Comey’s statement to reporters Monday: “So far, we see no indication that this was a plot directed from outside the United States, and we...

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WHAT WILL BERNIE DO?

Jun 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE Robert Borosage The last Democratic primary – the District of Columbia – took place on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders met with Hillary Clinton that night. He announced he would address his supporters online on Thursday. The chattering class is abuzz with speculation on what Bernie will do. Commentators are lathered up about whether and when he will endorse Clinton, whether he’ll work to elect her, and whether he’ll “fold his followers” behind Clinton. The hand-wringing and rumor-mongering are pure melodrama. Sanders has already made it clear – repeatedly – what he will do. The real question is not about what Bernie will do, but about what Clinton will do. Here’s what Bernie has told us he will do: 1. Challenge Clinton No doubt, Sanders will challenge Clinton to commit to...

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THE ‘TRUTH’ ACCORDING TO TRUMP...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Media MOYERS & COMPANY In Trump’s world, everything’s a conspiracy and reality’s turned upside down. By Todd Gitlin Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2016, commenting on the shooting in Orlando and condemning the violence he called radical Islam. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) After the weekend’s carnage in Orlando, Donald Trump didn’t wait long before launching yet another guided missile full of insinuation. He didn’t exactly say that the massacre was the doing of an unreconstructed Mau-Mau descendant born in Kenya. Trump is craftier than that. Monday morning, he told Fox News: Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind — you know, people...

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AHEAD OF MEETING WITH CLINTON, SANDERS CALLS FOR “FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY”...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “We need real electoral reform,” Sanders said, calling for an end to superdelegates and closed primaries Sophia Tesfaye SALON.COM   Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)(Credit: AP) We have finally neared the end of the road. Tonight marks the end of the long Democratic primary season, and before Bernie Sanders meets with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after polls close in the District of Columbia tonight, the Independent Vermont senator publicly committed to another battle — fundamentally transforming the Democratic Party. Sanders spent the weekend back at home, huddled with supporters in Vermont and he reportedly plans to address supporters via teleconference on Thursday about how “the political revolution...

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Hillary Has One Very Good Reason to Pick Elizabeth Warren...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Election 2016 There’s a great reason for this to happen. By Robert Kuttner / Huffington Post   VIA ALTERNET   Elizabeth Warren speaking at Carroll Manor, Takoma Park, Maryland, April 21, 2012 Photo Credit: Edward Kimmel/Flickr CC Quiz: Who is the one member of the president’s cabinet who can’t be fired? A. Attorney General B. Secretary of State C. Director of Central Intelligence D. Vice-President The answer, of course, is D. Elizabeth Warren is an attractive candidate for Hillary Clinton’s running mate on several grounds, but the potential deal breaker is item D. What president would want a vice president with her own fixed constitutional office, her own national power base, and the willingness to use it to possibly defy her president? But overriding even that concern is the fact that Clinton may...

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IF ANYTHING CAN UNITE THE DEMOCRATS, IT’S CLIMATE...

Jun 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Bill Scher   CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE A recent Gallup poll exploring issue priorities of Democrats and Republicans found that the “sharpest issue-priority disagreements,” by far, were regarding climate change. While 72 percent of Democrats deem climate an “extremely or very important issue to their vote this year,” only 25 percent of Republicans say the same. The divide has long been bad news for climate legislation, thwarting any hope of a congressional supermajority. But it should be good news for Democrats hungry to unite Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters for the general election. No doubt the most devout Sanders supporters will never dismiss the various points of disagreement on their platforms, including when it comes to the environment. Unlike Sanders, Clinton does not embrace a “carbon tax” or a complete ban...

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Matt Taibbi: The Democratic Establishment Ignores Sanders’ Success at Its Peril...

Jun 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 It’s not enough to just say Hillary Clinton won. By Elizabeth Preza / AlterNet Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons The Democratic primary race was certainly more contentious than pundits and politicians predicted. And it’s likely the spin the Democratic Party establishment will put on Sanders’ historic campaign, which was fueled almost entirely through a grassroots coalition of supporters and small donors, will not pay enough attention to the millions of voters vying for the chance to take back the Democratic Party. But as Matt Taibi writes in the Rolling Stone, they should. “Politicians are so used to viewing the electorate as a giant thing to be manipulated that no matter what happens at the ballot, they usually can only focus on the Washington-based characters they perceive to be pulling the strings,” Taibbi...

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SANDERS’ SUCCESS: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM GOES MAINSTREAM...

Jun 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  THE PROGRESSIVE Roger Bybee Image courtesy of Hotvideogames. Hillary Clinton’s capture of the Democratic presidential nomination—an historic milestone for women—should not obscure the significant long-term opportunities created by democratic socialist Bernie Sanders’s sustained and scorching attack on a “rigged” economy and an increasingly undemocratic political system. A January 2016 poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa found that 43 percent described themselves as “socialist.” Fully 56 percent of registered Democrats, including 52 percent of Clinton supporters, view socialism favorably according to a recent NY Times/CBS News poll. These poll results signal the emergence of democratic socialism as a mainstream idea—at least in the Democratic Party. Until now, democratic socialism as an electoral force had been condemned to the margins by America’s confining rules. America’s political system has, since its inception, systematically favored just...

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THIS WOULD BE A NICE FIRST STEP ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM...

Jun 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Post’s View Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) introduced the Stop Act, which would bar members of Congress from fundraising. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) By Editorial Board THE WASHINGTON POST THEY SAY time is money, and the adage rings especially true for members of Congress: Many of them — according to Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) — spend almost as much of the workweek fundraising as they do debating laws or helping constituents. Mr. Jolly, with a Democratic colleague, Rep. Rick Nolan (Minn.), has introduced a bill to fix that. Their legislation does not purport to solve all of the country’s fundraising woes, but this is a case in which some change would be better than none. Mr. Jolly estimates that Senate and House lawmakers spend an average of 30 hours a week at networking events...

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FBI CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION EMAILS: CLINTON APPROVED CIA DRONE ASSASSINATIONS WITH HER CELLPHONE, REPORT SAYS...

Jun 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] WSJ: FBI is investigating Hillary’s classified emails on State Dept. approval of CIA drone killings in Pakistan Ben Norton, SALON.COM U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone in October 18, 2011 (Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) The FBI has been conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information for months. An explosive new report reveals just what it is that the FBI is looking to: emails in which then-Secretary of State Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations in Pakistan with her cellphone. From 2011 on, the State Department had a secret arrangement with the CIA, giving it a degree of say over whether or not a drone killing would take place. The U.S. drone program has killed hundreds of civilians in Pakistan and other countries. Under Sec. Clinton, State Department officials...

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CAN HILLARY CLINTON WIN?

Jun 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Clinton on the campaign trail View Photos The former secretary of state has clinched the Democratic nomination for president. By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer  THE WASHINGTON POST Hillary Clinton has had a good run in recent days. She delivered her best speech yet, secured the Democratic nomination, beat Bernie Sanders in California and received President Obama’s endorsement. But will this last? Can she win in November? Some scholars believe that the outcome of a presidential election is determined by a set of cold facts — chiefly, the state of the economy and the number of terms a party has been in power. And by that measure, things actually look bad for Clinton. The most famous election model, devised by Yale economist Ray Fair, is said to hold up well in analyses of elections...

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LET BERNIE BE HILLARY

Jun 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] There is a way to unify the party without losing the Bernie-or-Bust progressives. By Peter Dreier / AlterNet Photo Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Understandably, Bernie Sanders is now doing the same thing Hillary Clinton did in 2008. Eight years ago, near the end of the 2008 campaign, Clinton gave what I called at the time Hillary’s Checkers speech (after Richard Nixon’s 1952 effort to persuade Eisenhower to keep him on the GOP ticket). Rather than make a concession speech right away, despite Barack Obama’s clear triumph in winning the votes needed to clinch the nomination, Clinton told supporters at Baruch College in New York City that she needed a few days to consider her options. Two days after that speech, she met with Obama. On June 7, she conceded and endorsed him. That’s what...

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SHUT DOWN THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION...

Jun 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Chris Hedges   TRUTHDIG   Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Mayor Jim Kenney, center, makes a campaign stop at Philadelphia’s City Hall in April. (Matt Rourke / AP) On July 25, opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, who was denied a permit to march by city authorities, will rally with thousands of protesters outside City Hall. Defying the police, they will march up Broad Street to the convention. We will recapture our democracy in the streets of cities such as Philadelphia, not in convention halls such as the aptly named Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic Party elites intend to celebrate the results of the rigged primary elections and the continuity of corporate power. Green Party...

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CALIFORNIA’S PRIMARY HAS OILY FINGERS ALL OVER IT...

Jun 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TV Spot By Heather Smith   GRIST In the months leading up the California primary, all eyes have been focused on the Hillary vs. Bernie cage match. That’s too bad, because there’s another Democrat-on-Democrat struggle going on in the race for the California Assembly that’s full of suspense. It’s another episode in Big Oil’s ongoing fight to roll back the state’s ambitious climate laws. California has the most wide-ranging climate plan in the country. It’s also home to a Democratic party that rewrote its platform last February to call for an end to coal-fired electricity and to investment in “new fossil fuel infrastructure projects.” But the state remains one of America’s top oil producers and consumers, so it’s not surprising that the petroleum industry has spent a lot of money in statewide elections, aiming...

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HILLARY CLINTON’S TRIUMPH, AND BURDEN...

Jun 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Editorial By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  NYTIMES Photo Credit Angie Wang With the nation’s primary season drawing to a close, Hillary Clinton is set to make history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Mrs. Clinton’s name on the ballot in November would be another milestone in the quest for women’s rights, which, as she noted years ago, are human rights. This achievement is worth cheering by all, regardless of party, because it further opens the door to female leadership in every sphere. The sheer muscle Mrs. Clinton put into her bid sets an example of hard work for others eager to follow her path into public service. Indeed, the optimism and engagement of young voters has been a welcome bright spot in this election season....

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EVEN IF SANDERS LOSES THE PRIMARY, HIS FRACKING POLICY WON CALIFORNIA...

Jun 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Tim McDonnell GRIST This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. California’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday is a make-or-break moment for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who needs a big win in the state to take anything resembling momentum to the Democratic convention in July. His rival, Hillary Clinton, has a narrow edge, leading him by about two points in the RealClearPolitics polling average as of Monday morning. But in addition to its role in the delegate math — after Tuesday, Clinton will likely have secured a majority of the delegates, when unbound superdelegates are factored in — California’s Democratic primary could also be a referendum on how voters in the state want to deal with climate change. California is home...

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Bill Moyers in Conversation: How Our Winner-Take-All Political System Has Divided America...

Jun 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Inequality Bill revisits a conversation with political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson that explains how Washington and big business colluded to make the rich richer and abandoned the rest of us.   To Our Readers: Here’s what the 2016 election should be about: Winner-Take-All Politics — How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. It’s a groundbreaking account of how our political system was hijacked by the super rich and engineered to work for them at the expense of everyone else. Two of our top political scientists – Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson – published it four years ago to wide acclaim. Robert Solow, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, said of it: “This book is a wake-up call. Read it and wake up.”...

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Could This Be the End of Trump?...

Jun 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Monday, party leaders slammed him. Tuesday, one said he’s got to go. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet Photo Credit: www.facebook.com Republicans are finally beginning to question Donald Trump as their 2016 presidential nominee, saying Trump’s doubling down on attacking a federal judge with Mexican heritage was one of the more overtly racist statements from the GOP in years. “If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, told the New York Times. “There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.” “There are a lot of people who want to be loyal to the Republican Party, including me,” Graham told NBC on Tuesday. “There’ll come a point in time where we’re gonna have to understand that it’s not just about the 2016...

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