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The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous, and secretive economic and political force in America. If this country is to break out of the ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 216 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 04:00 PM PDT with 767 Recommends
Here is something we all can agree on: Federal deficits are a serious problem. Here is something no one seriously disputes: Today’s big deficits were caused mainly by big tax cuts for the wealthy,
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 243 comments on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 03:34 PM PST with 727 Recommends
I support Gina McCarthy to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator. When her Senate confirmation hearing was held on Thursday, the debate among senators on the Environment and ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 06:58 PM PDT with 585 Recommends
Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 133 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:35 AM PST with 472 Recommends
We are supposed to be a country of laws. The laws should apply to Wall Street as well as everybody else. So I was stunned when our country's top law enforcement official recently suggested it might ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 158 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT with 463 Recommends
Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spent a weekend in Vermont this month traveling with me to town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier. Large crowds came out to learn about a ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 270 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 06:11 AM PDT with 452 Recommends
The top six financial institutions in this country own assets equal to more than 60 percent of our gross domestic product and possess enormous economic and political power. One of the great ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 207 comments on Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 09:09 AM PDT with 410 Recommends
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing Tuesday on "Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM PDT with 402 Recommends
The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets even less attention in Congress. ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 97 comments on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 02:24 PM PDT with 392 Recommends
At a time of great political division in our country President Obama has found a remarkable way to unite Americans of all political persuasions -- conservatives, progressives and moderates. With a ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 158 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 03:10 PM PDT with 363 Recommends
There are two major economic and budgetary issues which Congress must address in the lame-duck session or soon afterward. First, how do we reverse the decline of the middle class and create the jobs ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 102 comments on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 09:09 AM PDT with 299 Recommends
The Constitution of this country has served us well, but when the Supreme Court says that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 102 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 07:40 AM PST with 295 Recommends
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt-I) offers his opinions on the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline.
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 93 comments on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM PDT with 285 Recommends
The reality is that we are already seeing the impacts of global warming today. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 was the warmest year ever on record in ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM PST with 182 Recommends
By Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren The decisions made by the next chair of the Federal Reserve will have a powerful impact on the economic well-being of every person in America. While ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 05:57 AM PDT with 170 Recommends
In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 214 comments on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 03:39 PM PDT with 150 Recommends
Senator Sanders has summarized a new GAO audit report on the financial crisis. All in all, it seems to confirm "we wuz had".
by Jackson L Haveck
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 02:03 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I voted for President Obama for many reasons and one of the most important was his ability and willingness to work with everyone to solve problems. I didn't vote for someone like Dennis Kucinich ...
by bluefaction
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:18 PM PST with 25 Recommends
There has been a lively debate for the past few days about whether or not progressives should work to block the passage of the current 'compromise' health care bill. The most visible spokesman for ...
by Josh Nelson
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 08:22 AM PST with 22 Recommends
The Center for Economic and Policy Research has released a new report looking at the effect of raising or lifting the payroll tax cap on Social Security contributions. Incredibly, most people still ...
by NCPSSM
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM PDT with 21 Recommends