The ranks of the uninsured are growing, and people are already dying from a lack of coverage. Yet Joe Biden says coronavirus has nothing to do with Medicare for All. He’s wrong: its time has come.
Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin. She is the coauthor of Bigger than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism.
The pharmaceutical giant Gilead tried to pull a fast one by seeking a special status that would restrict the supply of its coronavirus drug and boost profits. Luckily, healthcare advocates, left-wing journalists, and Bernie Sanders were having none of it.
For decades, America’s hospitals have been underfunded and understaffed in the name of efficiency. An examination of conditions at one public hospital in Oakland show us how unprepared this austerity-starved health care system is for what’s to come.
At Sunday’s debate, Bernie Sanders can make clear that the policies he has long fought for, and Joe Biden has long opposed, are the ones we need to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders has a chance to hit Biden hard — he shouldn't hold back.
Morbid despair won’t get us anywhere — win or lose, we should fight to the end for Bernie’s campaign.
Joe Biden’s boosters want to sell him as the safe bet against Donald Trump. But running a man in clear cognitive decline against a mean-spirited bully who relishes the exploitation of weakness is anything but safe — it would all but hand the election to Trump.
Bernie Sanders didn’t win California because it’s a liberal bastion and he's “extremely liberal.” He won it because the state’s working class is tired of the bipartisan, pro-corporate agenda that threatens to transform California into a social dystopia — and they’re ready to fight back.
Dyed-in-the-wool neoliberal Amy Klobuchar was the most effective messenger for an anti–Bernie Sanders coalition. She would have made a worthy opponent — but party elites were too inept to seize the opportunity.
I organized workers on the Las Vegas strip for Bernie Sanders. I saw firsthand how his pro-worker platform and message of solidarity won the day, despite anti–Medicare for All scaremongering.
Bernie Sanders’s greatest advantage is his intensely invested support base. Mainstream pundits are trying to reframe that passion as a drawback, but nurturing it is how we win.
Bernie Sanders won Iowa. There are many powerful people who don’t want us to say these words. But we should say them without hesitation, because they’re true.
Presidential decrees are no panacea. But a Bernie Sanders administration could use executive orders to pursue three objectives: changing lives, winning hearts and minds, and stymieing enemies. The good news is, Team Bernie already has a roster in the works.
The first caucus-goers in Iowa yesterday were immigrant workers at a meat processing plant — and they all voted for Bernie Sanders. Here’s how they were organized, and why it shows once again that Bernie’s campaign is like nothing we’ve seen before.
Rashida Tlaib doesn’t like Hillary Clinton, and Hillary Clinton certainly doesn’t like Rashida Tlaib. But the conflict isn’t just about personalities. It’s the inevitable result of the fact that the Democratic Party coalition contains forces whose interests are diametrically opposed to each other.
Donald Trump has broken promises to leave Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid alone. This basic dishonesty leaves him vulnerable to attack — but only by Bernie Sanders, because Sanders has the longest and strongest record defending the exact programs Trump wants to cut.
Public programs in the United States are narrow, stingy, and complicated, making them politically vulnerable. A new paper from Matt Bruenig’s People’s Policy Project instructs us how to broaden, simplify, and improve them — to create a welfare state for which Americans will be willing to fight.
Joe Biden has a history of shady dealings, from protecting the interests of corporate donors to the business in Ukraine. Running him against our corrupt president would be a catastrophe.
The recent scandal alleging that Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren a woman couldn’t beat Trump captured attention for days. The manufactured narrative shows how the media repeats cynical, bad-faith attacks until they get seen as fact.
Bernie Sanders Believes in Mass Politics — Something the New York Times Can’t Wrap Their Minds Around
The recent questioning of Bernie Sanders by the New York Times editorial board revealed that they see no difference between right-wing populism and democratic socialism. But Bernie wants to mobilize people to discipline the power of big business, not scapegoat the oppressed.
When we look at their long records, the truth is glaringly obvious: Social Security and Medicare are not safe in Joe Biden’s hands. They are in Bernie’s.