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Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on Fixing the Patriot Act (2006)

Back in the fall of 2001, current presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively.  As such, they had a decision to make — would they vote for or against the USA PATRIOT Act? Passed into law that year, the PATRIOT Act has been used to […]

Sanders vs. Clinton on the War in Iraq

There are many good reasons to disapprove of the 21st century war in Iraq. There are grounds of ethical integrity: the country rushed to war on the basis of lies. There are grounds of moral integrity: a third of a million people lost their lives in that war, more than 150,000 of them civilians. There […]

Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on the Patriot Act (2001)

In the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary, some comparisons are simple. If you’ve been paying any attention at all over the last fourteen years, you know that the USA PATRIOT ACT has been a vehicle to vastly expand the surveillance powers of the federal government, breaching a variety of constitutional limits.

On October 25 2001, […]

What Journalists Are Getting Wrong About Jeb Bush And The Decision To Invade Iraq

Jeb Bush doesn’t come out of this week looking like a competent leader. Neither does Clinton. […]

John Bolton Is Too Many Kinds Of Crazy To Be President

No, Hillary Clinton is not to the left of Elizabeth Warren. In fact, Hillary Clinton is to the right of most Democrats. […]

Bernie Sanders Vs. Hillary Clinton On Risky Arctic Oil Drilling

At this point, the familiar narrative, of how Bernard Sanders is more progressive than Hillary Clinton, and Clinton is nothing more than a corporate-owned Republican in Democrat’s clothing, falls apart. […]

Hillary Clinton Illegally Coordinates With Priorities USA Super PAC

When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that political action committees could raise unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for federal office, it was promised that we needn’t worry about the money leading to corruption, because it would remain illegal for candidates and their campaigns to coordinate with the PACs, and […]

Hillary Clinton And GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore 400 Parts Per Million

While Bernard Sanders speaks strongly on the issue of climate change, the Republicans and Hillary Clinton pretend the issue doesn’t exist as our atmosphere reaches a global CO2 average of 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history. […]

At All Democratic Candidates Are Equal, Except Hillary Clinton, Who Is More Equal, Fertik says, “will make our audience available to Hillary Clinton and the other candidates on the same terms” – except that won’t allow people to block emails about Hillary Clinton. […]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Announcements Compared

While Hillary Clinton’s mode of announcement was more narrative than political, Bernard Sanders’ was more political than narrative. […]

The Seven Reasons Bernie Sanders Could Win The 2016 Democratic Nomination

Bernie Sanders represents the political agenda that most rank-and-file Democrats dream of. Who is to say that Democrats won’t vote for the values that they support this time around? […]