Editorial: Bernie Sanders must drop out — now — and clear the way for Joe Biden's nomination
On March 17 — what seems a lifetime ago — Joe Biden beat Bernie Sanders in the Florida Democratic primary.Beat isn’t strong enough. Biden trounced Sanders. Knocked him out of the park.Biden got 62% of the vote in Florida; Sanders got 23%. Put another way, Biden took in more than a million votes; Sanders didn’t crack 400,000.Biden also won Illinois and Arizona that day, and on Super Tuesday two weeks before he won 10 out of 14 states.The reason for Biden’s success in Florida and around the country wasn’t all that complicated: Democrats want a candidate who can beat Donald Trump, a person singul...
Sanders calls for delaying Wisconsin presidential primary
Sen. Bernie Sanders is pushing for delaying the Wisconsin primary that is scheduled for next Tuesday.Sanders, I-Vt., wants the swing state to follow the lead of 15 other states that have delayed their votes over the coronavirus pandemic.“People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote,” he said in a statement.“The state should delay its primary extend early voting and switch to entirely vote by mail,” Sanders added.There was no immediate comment from the campaign of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden.Sanders urged his supporters to vote by absentee ballot in Wisconsin, a stat...
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Sanders, Omar, AOC call for lifting US sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus epidemic
US lawmakers Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a group of lawmakers in urging President Donald Trump's administration to lift sanctions on Iran in a Tuesdayletter, as the Islamic Republicstrugglesto contain its massive novel coronavirus outbreak.Last week, the Trump administrationimposednew sanctions on 20 Iranian people and companies for supporting a Shia militia in Iraq held responsible for attacks on bases where US forces were located.In the letter addressed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the lawmakers expressed concern a...
Vermont 2020 Primary Voting & Delegate Results
Bernie Sanders won his home state with 11 delegates. Joe Biden came in second with 5.CandidateVote CountVote PercentageDelegatesBernie Sanders80,12150.8%11Joe Biden34,73422%5Elizabeth Warren19,81612.6%0Michael Bloomberg14,8439.4%0Pete Buttigieg3,7142.4%0CandidateVote Count Vote PercentageDelegatesDonald Trump34,00088.7%17Bill Weld3,97210.4%0Roque De La Fuente3470.9%0 CORONAVIRUS FAQ: WIKI OF MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Biden, Sanders go virtual as virus freezes US Democratic race
Washington (AFP) - Three weeks ago, Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders were hosting rallies that attracted thousands. The pair often visited two states a day in their fierce and spirited battle for votes.Today, they appear online as lonely candidates hunkered down in their homes, forced off the trail and into campaign reinvention mode as the intensifying coronavirus pandemic upends the Democratic presidential primaries along with every other aspect of American life.Biden, the 77-year-old frontrunner, and Sanders, the 78-year-old underdog, have paused all in-person campaigning. Live town halls ...
Whitewashing the Holocaust, antisemitism and Bernie Sanders
As society grows increasingly complex, becoming familiar with semantic tools helps to better analyze current events. It is, for instance, important to recognize the variants of recurrent motifs.This is seldom if ever taught systematically. One frequently repeated motif used to mislead people is whitewashing. The darker the issue, the more whitewashing is applied. To understand this concept more clearly, the covering up of issues related to theHolocaustcan be used as a good example. Among the multiple distortions of the Holocaust, whitewashing has a significant place.A few illustrations: In 198...
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Dow, S&P buoyed as stimulus nears
Two of the three major US stock market indices rose Wednesday as Congress and the White House announced agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package intended to help individuals and industries pounded by the economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Stocks pulled back, however, in the session's final minutes after US Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, said he would "put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund", according to cnbc.com.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 495.64 points for the...
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Dow, S&P buoyed as stimulus nears
By SCOTT REEVES in New York | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-26 05:58Two of the three major US stock market indices rose Wednesday as Congress and the White House announced agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package intended to help individuals and industries pounded by the economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Stocks pulled back, however, in the session's final minutes after US Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, said he would "put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund", accordin...
Is Bernie Sanders the Manchurian Candidate of the Democratic Party? | Mulshine
It was none other than Karl Marx who said, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce.”That describes perfectly Bernie Sanders’ role in dismantling the Democratic Party’s nominating process from the inside.Many of us who grew up in the Cold War years recall a movie titled “The Manchurian Candidate.” The plot concerned a soldier captured during the Korean War who was brainwashed by the Communists to become an assassin after returning home.The movie came out a year before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. That certainly qualifies as tragedy.But the emergence of Sanders as a sort...
How Pessimistic Attitudes Toward Capitalism Can Be Combated
Medicare for all, free public university tuition, and let’s throw childcare on top of it. These are the promises of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in his second campaign for the presidency. Other candidates have promoted similar policies, but Sanders is set apart as a self-avowed democratic socialist, a label that once was political kryptonite.Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreFor Sanders, however, the label apparently has helped him, especially among younger generations. Capitalism is steadily losing favor with America’s youth, as they look to socialism as an alternative. A...