Joe Biden’s astonishing propensity to make things up is a major liability for him. But Democratic voters have been largely kept in the dark about those lies by liberal media outlets.
Luke Savage is a staff writer at Jacobin.
The bitter mid-20th century struggle waged by Canada’s socialists to achieve single-payer health care holds lessons for Americans today: all the predictions of disaster we hear today were made back then — yet Canadian Medicare is now the country’s most widely cherished institution.
The United States could have followed the example set by countries like Denmark, which have guaranteed workers’ wages during the crisis. Instead, America has set itself up for a devastating and unprecedented wave of layoffs.
The Democrats have an opportunity to push for desperately needed, sweeping economic change in response to coronavirus. Instead, they’re letting themselves be outflanked by Republicans.
Despite the strange circumstances and urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, last night’s debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders highlighted two visions of our political crises that largely haven’t changed: Biden arguing for a return to normalcy, Sanders insisting that something is deeply wrong in our society.
Joe Biden emerged victorious last night, but his disastrous interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last week was yet another indicator of why Biden’s handlers have been trying to keep their candidate out of public view. Even in friendly exchanges, Biden can’t help but perform terribly.
Although last night’s Super Tuesday results were a blow to the Bernie Sanders campaign, the contest has now been radically clarified: it is finally a one-on-one clash between Joe Biden’s corporate centrism and Sanders’s class-conscious populism.
With his epic MSNBC meltdown over Bernie Sanders’s landslide win in Nevada, Chris Matthews became the anguished spokesman for a Beltway media scene that has been plunged into a world it can’t understand.
Bernie Sanders’s command of the agenda was on display again last night in South Carolina, as his challengers exhausted themselves trying to make their stale centrism seem compelling.
With a billionaire onstage and every candidate but Bernie Sanders open to unelected and unaccountable superdelegates choosing the nominee, last night’s debate showcased clearly the choice facing Democrats: rule by the majority or rule by plutocratic elites.
“In 2016, Crazed Bernie Sanders Supporters Went on a Chair-Throwing Rampage in Nevada” and Other Blatant Lies Spread by the Mainstream Media
Remember when Bernie Sanders supporters went berserk and “threw chairs” at the 2016 Nevada Democratic convention? The widely reported incident never happened — but the originator of that myth will be co-moderating tonight’s debate.
Bernie Sanders’s victory in New Hampshire served a warning to the forces of the status quo in the Democratic Party: the era of empty personality politics is coming to a close.
Joe Biden loves to insult skeptical voters and suggest that they go vote for somebody else — all while telling Wall Street donors how badly he needs their support. It’s the Democratic Party establishment’s strategy in a nutshell.
At last night’s New Hampshire debate, Pete Buttigieg said he was courting billionaires to be inclusive. It’s just the latest grotesque rhetorical gesture from Mayor Pete.
Despite a fierce and well-funded campaign by special interests, a strong majority of Iowa Democrats support a single-payer, Medicare for All system.
Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union was, unsurprisingly, depraved. But the speech showcased the kind of bloodthirsty rhetoric we can expect from his reelection campaign in the fall — rhetoric that a weak-tea centrist liberal candidate won't be able to defeat.
“Electability” is the public rallying cry of the Stop Bernie campaign. But look a little closer, and the real issue becomes clear: the establishment fears having a democratic socialist in the White House.
If the establishment got this nervous about Donald Trump in 2016, then imagine how much they'll meltdown with the rise of democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders in 2020.
Pundits love to narrate progressive politics as a story of “dreamers” like Bernie Sanders versus “realists” who understand the political constraints they face. They may be right about those roles — but they’ve got the casting backward. Sanders is the realist in this election.
In an absurd interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton — one of the least popular politicians in modern memory — trashes Bernie Sanders, one of the most popular. Yet again, Clinton has showcased the elitism and cluelessness that cost her the 2016 election.