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Why Sanders lost

Why did Bernie Sanders fail to win the Democratic nomination in 2020? Let’s start with three explanations that don’t work. 1. The Democratic party establishment conspired to stop him. That was only partly true in…

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Bernie Sanders’ 6 point plan

Bernie Sanders has drafted a 6 point plan for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the looming economic crisis – and the strange thing is that he doesn’t mention the presidential election nor the name…



Sanders’ socialist plan for the pandemic

The mainstream media has already written off Bernie Sanders and crowned Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate to challenge Donald Trump (despite the primaries being far from over). But that hasn’t silenced the Vermont senator….


Political revolution in the age of pandemics

The decision by the AFL-CIO to cancel the planned candidates’ forum in Florida this week is bad news for Bernie Sanders. This would have been the perfect opportunity for Sanders to challenge his sole remaining…


Bernie Sanders’ Cuba Problem

As the possibility grows of Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination for President, his opponents are looking for vulnerabilities that can be exploited. This shouldn’t be difficult, as Sanders has been politically active for some…


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How Sanders wins

For some time now I’ve been arguing that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the front-runner in the race to be the Democratic candidate to face off against Donald Trump in November. A few months ago,…


Nevada: Bump in the road for Sanders?

Next Saturday (22 February) voters in Nevada will participate in caucuses to choose their 48 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Early voting has already begun. According to the latest poll, Sanders has a 7…


Thinking beyond the primaries

This article appears in this week’s issue of Solidarity. In early June, voters in the U.S. territory of the Virgin Islands will go to the polls to choose their delegates for the Democratic National Convention….


Sanders and the unions

This article appears in the current issue of Solidarity. Bernie Sanders has introduced a new phrase into American politics: “working class.” For decades, hardly anyone has used those two words together. It was far more…