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  • Is Bernie the New George McGovern?

    by Michel A. Genovese

    One can see close parallels between the 1972 presidential contest and that of 2020. Those parallels do not bode well for Bernie Sanders or the Democrats. 


  • Bernie Sanders, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

    by Gary Dorrien

    Sanders conceives democratic socialism as the fitting name for his belief that a living wage, universal healthcare, a complete education, affordable housing, a clean environment, and a secure retirement are economic rights. These six economic rights come from Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 Economic Bill of Rights.


  • In Defense of Public Institutions

    by Elizabeth Stice

    While the generations of the past sought to establish public institutions, in our era, there is a relentless push for more privatization, far beyond the postal service.


  • “Free College” in Historical Perspective

    by John R. Thelin

    “Free college” is a visible and volatile issue in the Democrat candidates’ presidential campaign platforms. No Democratic candidate today can afford to ignore the issue, even if it means taking time to impose strict limits. 


  • “Patriotic” Veterans Only, Please

    by Gregory A. Daddis

    While perhaps an indication of our current toxic political environment, the attacks on “unpatriotic” veterans like U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman actually have a long and checkered history in post-World War II America.


  • JFK's New Hampshire Primary Hope Resonates Today

    by William Lambers

    The day before the 1960 New Hampshire presidential primary, candidate John F. Kennedy talked about America's great hope for disarmament. Speaking at the University of New Hampshire, JFK said "No hope is more basic to our aspirations as a nation" than disarmament.