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Bernie Sanders


  • Originally published 06/07/2016

    The clash of generations

    Niall Ferguson

    Sanders is supported mainly by the young.  Is the great struggle of our time between the generations? Nope.

  • Originally published 05/24/2016

    Bernie Sanders's Political Ancestor, Wayne Lyman Morse

    Jeffrey Frank

    In some ways, Sanders’s career calls to mind the four-term Oregon Senator Wayne Lyman Morse, whose fierce opinions and commitment to something he called “constitutional liberalism” annoyed both major parties.

  • Originally published 05/05/2016

    When Socialists Won Elections (and Where)

    James Gregory

    A new set of online maps and tools shows the historical geography of American socialism in ways that have never before been possible.

  • Originally published 03/15/2016

    US Presidential race: the feminist generation gap

    Ruth Rosen

    Why is there strong support for Bernie Sanders from young feminists and a tepid response to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong feminist? Why has a feminist generational gap emerged in 2016?

  • Originally published 03/09/2016

    Why Black Voters Don’t Feel the Bern

    Gil Troy

    Sanders’ debate stumble on race issues and Hillary’s sure-footed answer help explain why she’s getting most of the African-American vote.

  • Originally published 02/11/2016

    Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate

    Lawrence S. Wittner

    Peace Action—the largest peace organization in the United States—has announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President.

  • Originally published 11/13/2015

    The real secret to Bernie Sanders’ success

    Alexander Heffner

    In choosing to run as a Democrat, Sanders has clearly learned a lesson from Henry Wallace’s unsuccessful 1948 third-party presidential campaign.

  • Originally published 10/14/2015

    The real reason Hillary Clinton won the debate: optimism

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    Where Bernie Sanders was sour and dour, Clinton projected a sense of confidence in America's future. And when it comes to electing people for the White House, American prefer sunnier dispositions to darker ones.

  • Originally published 09/16/2015

    Can Bernie Keep Socialism Alive?

    David Greenberg

    Sanders’ best hope today is to do precisely what Eugene Debs did a century ago: to win by losing.

  • Originally published 06/04/2015

    When Rick Perlstein interviewed Bernie Sanders

    Rick Perlstein

    "On the subject of his college career, one of his mumbles follows the words “kids of doctors and lawyers.” His father sold paint. He felt out of place. Politics helped."

  • Originally published 06/18/2015

    Bernie Sanders for President?

    Steve Hochstadt

    It’s too early to say who will win the Democratic nomination. But it’s never too early to think about how we can win back our country from the billionaires and their political buddies.