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Can Bernie Sanders Supporters Replicate the Success of the Christian Coalition?

Early in May, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bernie Sanders in Burlington, Vermont.  Maddow asked Sanders how his vast array of support could be marshaled into a political movement after the election.  She drew a comparison with Pat Robertson’s candidacy in 1988.  … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s Critique of Bernie Sanders

I want to pass on a couple of Paul Krugman’s recent blog posts.  They are critical of Bernie Sanders.  Paul Krugman is a notorious liberal economist who won a Nobel Prize.  He is an influential voice on the Left. Weakened … Continue reading

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Two Perspectives on Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Plan

I want to share two articles about Bernie Sanders’ health care plan.  The first is opposed to it and agrees with Chelsea Clinton’s characterization of it.  The second offers a different perspective. Chelsea Clinton Was Right: Everyone’s Health Care Is … Continue reading

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Ben Carson on the National Sunday Law

I probably should have written this post when Ben Carson was higher up in the polls, but this is a topic of interest to me, so I will post it. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is running for the … Continue reading

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AP: Ben Carson Sometimes Deviates From GOP Health Care Thought

https://www.yahoo.com/health/ben-carson-sometimes-deviates-from-gop-health-care-144459046.html Hopefully, he’ll continue being an independent thinker, rather than giving into the right wing.

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Movie Write-Up: Gifted Hands, the Ben Carson Story

Amidst all the hubbub about Dr. Ben Carson’s life story, I decided to watch the 2009 movie in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. played Dr. Carson.  The movie is based on Ben Carson’s autobiography, and it is entitled, Gifted Hands: The … Continue reading

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Robert Reich Visits the Red States

Robert Reich, a progressive who served in Bill Clinton’s cabinet, went on a tour of the red states.  Here is what he found: “But something odd happened. It turned out that many of the conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers I … Continue reading

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