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For a Political Revolution
The good news is that the economy today is much better than it was six years ago when George W. Bush left office. The bad news is that, despite these improvements, the 40-year decline of the ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 04/03/2015 233 563 15 -
If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class
I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple. It asked my Senate colleagues to begin the process of overturning the disastrous Supreme Court ruling on ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 03/22/2015 191 578 10 -
Fight for Our Progressive Vision
As I look ahead to this coming year, a number of thoughts come to mind. First and foremost, against an enormous amount of corporate media noise and distraction, it is imperative that we not lose ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 12/30/2014 74 200 6 -
An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 12/02/2014 179 408 28 -
A Progressive Estate Tax
The founders of our country declared their independence from what they viewed as a tyrannical aristocracy in England. More than two centuries later, today's tyrannical aristocracy is no longer a ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 09/09/2014 176 282 5 -
Who are the Koch Brothers and What do They Want?
As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process. The results ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 04/18/2014 147 528 24 -
Democracy vs. Oligarchy
In his 1943 painting "Freedom of Speech," Norman Rockwell illustrated American democracy in action by depicting a man speaking up at a town meeting. A framed poster of Rockwell's painting hangs ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 04/01/2014 224 476 8 -
2014: Seize the Moment
The Congress has just ended one of the worst and least productive sessions in the history of our country. At a time when the problems facing us are monumental, Congress is dysfunctional and more and ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 12/30/2013 63 236 10 -
For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound
As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 10/28/2013 121 390 15 -
The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 09/12/2013 158 363 7 -
Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 08/12/2013 34 170 5 -
What Can We Learn From Denmark?
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 05/28/2013 270 452 12 -
The 'Hoax'
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 04/14/2013 139 585 8 -
Too Big to Jail?
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 04/03/2013 158 463 7 -
A Climate Crisis
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 02/15/2013 51 182 4 -
The Soul of America
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. ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 01/09/2013 133 472 18 -
Let's Fight for a Progressive Agenda
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 10/01/2012 102 299 14 718
The Road to Oligarchy
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 07/25/2012 45 402 10 1122
Label Genetically Engineered Food
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 06/19/2012 214 150 - 409
Saving Our Democracy
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 12/11/2011 102 295 7 689
Democrats, Stop Caving In
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,
Senator Bernie Sanders 11/18/2011 243 727 12 1889
Wall Street Protests
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 10/08/2011 216 767 42 2173
Wall Street's Secret Oil Games
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 ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 09/16/2011 207 410 9 1225
Is Poverty a Death Sentence?
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. ...
Senator Bernie Sanders 09/13/2011 97 392 11 896
Tar Sands Action
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt-I) offers his opinions on the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline.
Senator Bernie Sanders 08/17/2011 93 285 6 773
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