Democratic Party leaders are at war with Sanders

The Answer? Warren Ends Her Campaign and Sanders Makes Her His VP Choice

Word that Elizabeth Warren is reconsidering her run for the Democratic presidential nomination, and that she and Bernie Sanders are looking at the idea joining to form a progressive “united front,” are encouraging. It is clear that the Democratic neoliberal establishment has gone to war on its left wing — willing to risk losing the …

Hope for a progressive White House is on the line

Warren’s Choice: Quit Now and Back Sanders or Continue a Doomed Campaign and Help Defeat Him?

By Laurie Dobson I started this article intending prior to Super Tuesday, to appeal to Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be true to her ‘Sooner State’ roots and to drop out sooner, not later. I realize that dropping out is not in her nature, but feel it’s worth a try, for the sake of her being …

It’s coming so stay calm but get ready!:

COVID 19 Could Kill at the Same Rate as the 1918 Flu, But There Are Ways to Protect Yourself and Others

By Kris Neuhaus, MD, MPH If you’re like me, you probably take advice from experts with the proverbial “grain of salt”. That is just part of our midwestern heritage. As often as not, the warnings turn out to be over-blown, or at least seem to be when viewed from the rear window. Think Y2K bug, …

Hold tight!:

Bernie’s Leap Ahead to Tuesday’s ‘March Madness’

By Laurie Dobson Today is Saturday, February 29, South Carolina’s primary day. It’s a leap year and three more days to “Super Tuesday.”  That’s got me  thinking about ‘superlative’ thoughts and how they affect us.  This is an opportune moment to consider what makes things “supercharged.” What is it that makes things power through, and …

Is Bloomberg an Edsel or a Pinto?:

Billionaire Bloomberg is Proving No Amount of Advertising Can Sell a Flawed Product

  Bloomberg has spent over $500 million (half a billion dollars!) over less than two months on his armchair “campaign” for the Democratic presidential nomination. The result of this appalling financial juggernaut, after a short initial pop into double digits in the polls, is pretty dismal. Bloomberg’s polling numbers have plateaued and even sunk in …

The attack on Medicare for All is on:

Saying Government-Funded Healthcare’s Too Costly is Nuts…Unless You Think the US Uniquely Can’t Do It

  Note: This article is being co-published with Tarbell.org, an investigative news site founded by Wendell Potter that focuses on healthcare, military spending and climate change issues.    The new corporate media and conservative Democratic argument against front-runner Bernie Sanders’ eminently logical proposal for creating a single-payer government health insurance program that he calls “Medicare …

No brokered convention!:

If Sanders Wins a Big Plurality of Delegates, He Must Be the Democratic Presidential Nominee

           At the end of the Nevada debate on Wednesday evening, each of the candidates on NBC stage was asked one last question: If nobody has a majority of delegates after the primaries, should there be a brokered Convention? All the candidates answered yes except for Bernie Sanders, who as the acknowledged front-runner in …

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. …