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Understanding Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism

The correct way to understand Bernie Sanders' socialism is to relate it to the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.<p>A human right is the justified claim of all people to what they need, not only to live, but to flourish and develop their unique potential. The first 21 articles …

The Electability Spin Machine

Here’s where the spin begins.<p>Ordinarily you would think math would settle the issue of who won or did not win an election, but that’s not the country …

How New Hampshire's Democratic primary will be won

Younger voters and the Connecticut River Valley are essential to Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton needs Manchester to deliver for her one more time.<p>HUDSON, N.H. — Leading in the polls by double digits on the eve of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Bernie Sanders appears poised to win a key early …

Chris Christie: Bill Clinton Beat Bernie Sanders 'Like a Rug'

"They rolled out old Bill last night to go give old Bernie Sanders a beating."<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday stressed the importance of electing a Republican presidential nominee who can take on Hillary Clinton's political machine, pointing to former President Bill …

Media bias is nothing new.

By Amanda Bennett<p><i>Amanda Bennett is a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>In the United States, we prize journalistic objectivity and sharply criticize those we suspect of breaching it. Presidential candidates seek neutral moderators for their debates and excoriate questioners they see as too tough …

The New York Times, bias and Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders Suddenly Looking and Sounding Like a Front-Runner

DERRY, N.H. — Bernie Sanders, frontrunner?<p>It sure feels like it on the campaign trail, where the famously independent senator is suddenly acting like a presidential candidate who might have something to lose — complete with a lengthy motorcade, little access to a candidate ensconced in the …

This is how economic empires collapse

This is a tough assignment, as there are as many kinds of collapse as there are systems: fragile ones can collapse suddenly, and resilient ones can decay for years or even decades before finally imploding or withering away.<p>Another way of describing collapse is: complex systems become much less …

World Bank: Silicon Valley tech firms are making inequality worse

But to the World Bank, the powerful Washington-based organisation that lends money to developing countries, Silicon Valley's technology firms appear to be exacerbating economic inequality rather than improving it.<p>It's not a new argument in California's San Francisco Bay, where protesters have …

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

<b>René Descartes, Richard Dawkins (Wikimedia/AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>Bill Mesler • H. James Cleaves II<p>January 17, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search …

We need new Noam Chomskys: Here’s how we revitalize liberal intellectualism, battle the right’s Koch-funded idea machine

<b>(AP/Mohammad Abu Ghosh/Chuck Burton)</b><p>The Chomsky argument — for media, political and economic democracy — is now well-known. Now to find action<p>Aaron Swartz<p>January 3, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz”<p>Stanford, like many universities, …

UPDATE: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Aspiring Rapper Nephew Has Fired Back at B.o.B.

In response to the first-ever diss track against his uncle.<p>Update 5 p.m. ET: Neil deGrasse Tyson's nephew, Vice reports, just responded to B.o.B's diss track with "Flat To Fact," a song that implements the most incredible "Weird Al" Yankovic-type flow. This is now, officially, lit.<p>Original post …

Bernie Sanders has the most realistic plan to boost wages and job creation

Here's one more reason to take Bernie Sanders's candidacy seriously: He has put forward statements and arguments on what is <i>by far</i> the most powerful lever a president has on the American economy — the chronically neglected subject of monetary policy.<p>Sanders's Fed agenda cuts against the narrative of …

Taste The Wealth Gap With Bernie Sanders Ice Cream From Ben & Jerry's Creator

The cofounder of Ben & Jerry’s wants you to feel the Bern — in your mouth. And the numbers back him up.<p>Ben Cohen has made 40 pints of “Bernie’s Yearning”, a custom ice-cream not associated with Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc, which is now owned by Unilever. He’s using it to sweetly illustrate the …

Top 4 myths about income inequality

Politicians speak often of income inequality. But that doesn’t mean they are well-informed. Indeed, they propagate four myths about the issue.<p>Most …

Income Inequality

Income inequality is the reason I’m voting for the first time—at age 57

2016 will be a year of many firsts for me.<p>I went on strike for the first time this past Sunday (Jan.17), ahead of the Democratic presidential debate. At 57 years old, I will be voting for the first time ever here in Charleston, South Carolina. And it’s the first year I believe my voice matters.<p>I …