I’m sure he regrets now taking the emails off the table in the first debate. And never touching the Foundation, which obviously was always an egregious conflict of interest for a Secretary of State, dovetailing completely with his dominant campaign theme about the role of money in politics. So, as much as I love Bernie, and will be part of Our Revolution, he blew it on one level–although for the ironic but still laudable reason of wanting to have the battle for the nomination and the general election be on the issues that directly affect the lives of Americans and …Continue reading →
TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton (@JordanChariton) spoke with Jeff Cohen, founding Director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College at The People’s Summit on June 18th, 2016.
Cohen, a former analyst for Fox News Channel who was removed for not toeing the conservative line, spoke to Chariton about the media malpractice that gave rise to Donald Trump–and hurt Senator Bernie Sanders.
No, Sanders’ Secret Service Detail Isn’t Costing ‘Taxpayers’ $38,000 a Day By Adam Johnson Washington Post political reporter John Wagner (6/19/16) reported on Bernie Sanders’ continuing Secret Service detail, throwing in a too-clever-by-half talking point that has since gone viral. In “An Expensive Reminder That Sanders Still Hasn’t Dropped Out: His Secret Service Detail,” Wagner used an eight-year-old stat to provide urgency to his general thesis that Sanders’ quixotic campaign is draining us, the good American “taxpayer,” of resources: Such round-the-clock protection can cost taxpayers more than $38,000 a day. Over the next 48 hours, this tidbit quickly spread across several outlets, …Continue reading →
By Bob Master, New Labor Forum, Truth-out.org (snip) Despite its enormous promise, the movement has displayed critical limitations. Although Sanders worked hard to enrich his campaign’s analysis and message on issues of concern to people of color, the primacy he gave to questions of class, economic inequality and corporate power evidently prevented many African-Americas and Latinos from seeing themselves in his campaign. This is confounding given that African-Americans were especially hard hit by the ravages of the neoliberal, trickle-down economics Sanders attacks. Black family wealth, already only a fraction of their white counterparts, was halved after Wall Street melted down …Continue reading →