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Leid Stories—Is ‘Our Revolution’ Cutting Corners on Principles?–05.24.18

Enough already with Bernie Sanders and his bewildering political morphing—an Independent who also is a Democrat who also is the magnetic center of Our Revolution, the progressive, social-democratic political action spinoff from Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Questions need to be asked—and answered. Why? Because we need some clarity here, and because of the queasy feeling  we’re already on the slippery slope …

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Leid Stories—Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 U.S. Senate Re-election Bid. What That Tells Us About the Crisis of Leadership Within the Democratic Party–05.22.18

Bernie Sanders, the two-term Independent-Democratic U.S. senator from Vermont, yesterday announced he’ll kick off in June his campaign seeking a third six-year term. A presidential run, which many Sanders supporters were hoping for, is not in the cards, the 76-year-old progressive said. Rather, he will continue pushing a progressive agenda. Sanders desires to continue in politics but only in a …

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Cornel West – Spiritual Blackout in America: Election 2016

he most frightening feature of the civic melancholia in present-day America is the relative collapse of integrity, honesty, and decency — an undeniable spiritual blackout of grand proportions. The sad spectacle of the presidential election is no surprise. Rather, the neofascist catastrophe called Donald Trump and the neoliberal disaster named Hillary Clinton are predictable symbols of our spiritual blackout. Trump …