Tag: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Too Often Sees Only What He Wants to See

Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, Nev., February 19, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters)It doesn’t seem like a cheap shot to point out that Sanders got the reality of Communism wrong in the past and the rest of the world wrong in the present.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who did not have a great performance in Wednesday’s Democratic debate, nevertheless said something interesting.

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Bloomberg–Sanders Battle Could Determine the Democrats’ Future

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Tacoma, Wash., February 17, 2020. (Jason Redmond/Reuters)Like Trump, both men are beneficiaries of our hollowed-out political parties.

The Bloomberg–Bernie battle is almost like a comic book come to life. The two combatants cover almost every cliché on the right-wing scorecard.

The Right couldn’t have invented a better candidate than Bernie Sanders.

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To Dream of a Jewish President

I am writing this article because I’m a Jew. I was asked to write about what having a Jewish president of the United States might mean to me, and in the course of both writing and researching the piece, I was reminded of how my ancestors broke down the texts they loved, how they sifted through the letters for meaning. To write about Bernie Sanders, I had to go to the fourth and the thirteenth centuries before reaching the twenty-first.

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The Media’s Lousy Election Analysis Is Damaging Political Discourse

Like compulsive gamblers who react to every losing streak by changing their betting strategy rather than quitting outright, political handicappers adjust to every stunning campaign development by unapologetically peddling new certainties.

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The Obsolete Politics of James Carville

Ahh, 1994. What a time to be alive. Ill Communication, Monster, and Superunknown were blaring from every boom box and Chevy Cavalier cassette deck. Final Fantasy 3 had a generation of socially awkward kids glued to a Super Nintendo. Forrest Gump was spinning a Boomer fever-dream of American history on the big screen, and Pulp Fiction was about the coolest thing imaginable.

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