Politics

Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

Maine is a small state—1.3 million. Its largest city is Portland, with a population of 66,000. Maine is one of the few states where presidential national delegates are chosen at local caucuses. The Maine Democratic Presidential Caucuses will be held on March 6, 2016—8 months from now. And the General Election is still 16 months […]

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    Q & A With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

    Q & A With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

    Green Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the 2016 presidential race on June 22, during an interview on Democracy Now!. She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where antiwar activist Medea Benjamin and racial justice activist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo introduced and endorsed […]

    Pope or Kochs: Republicans, Who Do You Stand With?

    Pope or Kochs: Republicans, Who Do You Stand With?

    Pope Francis is shaking up the world with his activism on climate change. Fossil fuel billionaires Charles and David Koch have vowed to spend nearly $900 million to put a climate denier in the White House. And Republican candidates for president such as Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum have been telling the Pope to mind his […]

    Senate Narrowly Approves Fast-Tracking TPP

    Senate Narrowly Approves Fast-Tracking TPP

    Today, the Senate narrowly approved a procedural motion to pass a degraded version of the Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority that passed last month. A smaller handful of Democrats joined with Senate Republicans to pass Fast Track over the will of the American people who have been clamoring to halt the rush to rubber stamp […]

    Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley: We Can and Should Be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy by 2050

    Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley: We Can and Should Be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy by 2050

    While the Pope sucks up all the media attention with his climate encyclical today, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has released a position paper on the environment that deserves more attention, even if he’s not frontrunner Hillary Clinton or progressive idol Bernie Sanders. In the paper, the former Maryland governor burnished his credentials as a […]

    4 New Realities Shaping the TPP Debate

    4 New Realities Shaping the TPP Debate

    After first rejecting “fast-track authority” to prevent Congress from amending President Obama’s pending Asian and European trade agreements, 13 Senate Democrats change their votes Thursday. The Senators who flipped had obtained other concessions, on issues like the Export-Import Bank and currency manipulation—but tellingly most of the concessions were promises to let something be voted on, not commitments to pass […]

    6 Reasons Not to Underestimate Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Run

    6 Reasons Not to Underestimate Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Run

    Three weeks ago, a slightly disheveled U.S. senator wandered out to the front lawn of the Capitol Building and declared his campaign for president. Bernie Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist from the small state of Vermont, was in. Some people aren’t taking Bernie Sanders’ campaign seriously, but that’s a mistake. Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock.com […]