Notes from New Hampshire to Texas:

Sanders Ramps Up His Message, while the Media’s Message Wranglers Ride Herd

By Laurie Dobson In my travels through New Hampshire before the February 11th NH Primary, I witnessed no negative energy of any kind being displayed during 12 Sanders campaign event stops. This included: at canvassing/GOTV organizing offices in Salem, Hudson, Portsmouth and  Manchester, at rallies in Keene, UNH Durham, and SNHU Manchester, at a breakfast …

What does a social democratic political program really mean?

Truly Remaking Social Security is the Key to Having a Livable Society in the US

Social Security is back in the news, as both Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg, two emblematic one-percenter oligarchs, raise the issue of its future as part of their campaign strategy. Trump (a faux wannabe billionaire) has put Americans on notice that while he may have promised during his 2016 campaign “not to touch” the New …

Sanders win wasn't just powered by young people:

Voices from Bernie Voters in New Hampshire’s Primary

  In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ narrow win in a big field of candidates in New Hampshire’s Democratic Primary, blogger Laurie Dobson recalls some of the Sanders backers she met covering the campaign in the state. By Laurie Dobson Manchester — As the polls are closing in NH, I am remembering the Bernie people. …

Executions of enemies on the National Mall?

The Red-Baiting of Bernie Sanders Has Begun and is Already Laughable

  By Dave Lindorff With Bernie Sanders now having won New Hampshire (and probably Iowa, where he won the popular vote) and confirmed his position as the frontrunner for president in the Democratic Party primaries (the New York Times’ poll guru Nate Silver is giving him a better than 40% chance of gaining enough delegates …

Report from the front lines:

Looking for Media Manipulation and Fraud in in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary

  By Laurie Dobson Manchester, NH —  I have been on the ground since yesterday (Sunday), two days prior to the NH Primary. This is my home state, so I know the territory. Today I went to Portsmouth, Salem, Derry, and Manchester and will be heading to Keene tonight and Durham tomorrow, always following the …

The whole DNC and Chairman Perez should be shit-canned

The Democratic Party Leadership Has Done the Impossible, Disgracing Itself!

  Hooray for Bernie Sanders! He waited until he had the numbers and now he’s calling it. He won Iowa! Maybe the same corporate media that have been touting Pete Buttigieg as the “presumptive winner” in the messy Iowa Caucus, now that their story is collapsing are unwilling to call it for Bernie. Sanders, in …

Advice from a Sanders campaign veteran:

How to Combat Caucus Crap in 2020

By Laurie Dobson  As a seasoned politician/political Democratic candidate, since 2002, I have seen my share of efforts by the Democratic Party to subvert my campaigns. Most recently, when I ran as a 2016 ‘Bernie Democrat’ candidate for state rep in Maine, I saw up close that my campaign, and the Sanders campaign too, were …

The campaign is on to keep Sanders from getting the nomination:

The Iowa Caucus is Corrupt and the Whole Process Stinks to Hell

  We shouldn’t be surprised that the Iowa Caucus has blown up into a fiasco. It is a primary that was designed to give a result the ruling duopoly parties each want, and Sanders, according to the polls, has been screwing it up for the Democrats by looking increasingly likely to win the nomination. Let …

A 70-year old Baby Boomer has some advice for his elders:

Wake Up You Older Biden Backers! He’s Going After Your (and Your Grandkids’) Social Security

  Over the last few months I have written a couple of pieces, one aimed at Baby Boomers (my demographic cohort, as I’m 70), and one aimed at the Millennials (a group which includes both my kids, aged 26 and 35).  Now I want to talk to those of you who are older than even myself — let’s call …

'Take her out' and 'get rid of her' mean more than just firing in Kiev and DC

Trump Talks Like Mafia Don on Tape Calling for Removal of Ukraine Ambassador

  The US media are being way too protective of President Donald Trump in reporting on his Ukraine scandal. The Don(ald) grew up in New York City and is known to have had his share of dealings with mobsters there in the course of his scandal-plagued real estate career, thanks to well-documented Mafia control over …