Bernie Sanders on the Rachel Maddow Show

Bernie Sanders gave an inspiring, frank, and informative interview on the Rachel Maddow show a few days ago. Topics covered include the last two Republican debates, veteran’s healthcare, global warming, and the Middle Class. He also discussed his plans going forward, including expanding his campaign into more states. You’ll learn a lot about him from the videos! Thanks!

Click links below to watch videos of the interview:

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A Blueprint for the Left

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

We on the political left are a frustrated lot.  Our fundamental values, economic fairness and social justice, are so plainly relatable to the human condition that their marginalization within national politics causes us intense consternation.  If the people support those ideas, so goes our thinking, then why aren’t they given higher priority in democracies which are supposed to be publicly responsive?

The answer challenges our competency to achieve what we so emphatically promote.  The political left was once a powerful force in western politics.  The great social democracies of Europe, the New Deal era in America, made tremendous strides in economic and social equality.  Then it was split apart due to self-inflicted wounds and through internal divisions which were aggressively exploited by an opportunistic conservative movement.  In the aftermath of that fall from power, the Left has failed to properly reorganize itself.  It remains a fractious…

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