Screen shot from CNN's Democratic presidential debate on January 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa (Source)
15 Jan 2020

CNN, Clinton Democrats Sow Discord In Democratic Presidential Race

Before, during, and after the last presidential debate before the Iowa Caucuses, CNN and Clinton Democrats sowed discord among Democratic voters by promoting a spurious story against Sanders—that he told Warren a woman could not win the election during a private meeting in December 2018.

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16 Dec 2019

Devastating Defeat For Corbyn Isn’t A Bad Omen For The US Left

*A version of this newsletter written by Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola was sent out on December 14. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s drubbing in the United Kingdom election has many neoliberal politicians and media pundits claiming the outcome is a warning to Democrats, like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Certainly,

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27 Aug 2019

Bernie Sanders Makes Media Democracy An Issue For 2020 Primary Voters

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is the first to release a plan for addressing the collapse in journalism in the United States.

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14 Aug 2019

Media Elites Melt Down Over Bernie Sanders’ Critique Of Washington Post

Senator Bernie Sanders clarified his critique of the Washington Post’s coverage of his presidential campaign. “We are taking on corporate America. Large corporations own the media in America, by and large, and I think there is a framework, about how the corporate media focuses on politics.” “That is my concern.

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30 Jul 2019

Understanding The Abundance Of Bad Faith Arguments Against Bernie Sanders

Ahead of CNN’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, Kevin Gosztola outlines exhaustive list of bad faith arguments against Senator Bernie Sanders.

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New DNC Chair Tom Perez. Photo by Edward Kimmel (mdfriendofhillary) on Flickr.
26 Jun 2019

Holding Debate In Miami Offers Establishment Democrats A Way To Resist Transforming The Party

Over two nights in Miami, the Democratic National Committee will host the first presidential debate of the 2020 primary on June 26 and 27. There are multiple swing states the Democratic nominee must win in 2020 to prevent a repeat of what happened with President Donald Trump in 2016. So,

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Photo: AFGE on Flickr)
15 Apr 2019

How Bernie Sanders’ Position On Filibuster Is Needlessly Complicated

Jon Walker describes how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ stance on filibuster reform is needlessly complicated.

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Destiny Harris, activist with No Cop Academy in Chicago. Photo via Bernie Sanders campaign livestream.
05 Mar 2019

Bernie In Chicago: From Civil Rights Era Activism To Present-Day Struggles Against Racism

At a campaign kick-off speech in Chicago, Bernie Sanders delivered a speech confronting systemic racism and racial aspects of economic inequality.

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Screenshot of Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at a CNN Town Hall.
26 Feb 2019

Why Bernie Sanders’ Statements On Venezuela Are Crucial To Efforts To Defeat Trump

If Sanders and like-minded Democrats expect to succeed in their “political revolution,” they have to boldly stand up to Trump’s regime change agenda in Venezuela.

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Philippe Reines on MSNBC.
21 Feb 2019

Clinton Democrats Struggle To Move On From 2016 As Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Campaign

Clinton Democrats were quick to display their resentment and dusted off opposition research from 2016 in response to Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign announcement.

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