Sunday, February 18, 2018

Choosing Democracy: Gun Violence in Schools

Choosing Democracy: Gun Violence in Schools: I spent yesterday in Broward County, Fla., simply trying to help. I met with educators and school staff from Stoneman Douglas High Schoo...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Choosing Democracy: Kevin de Leon v Diane Feinstein

Choosing Democracy: Kevin de Leon v Diane Feinstein: Pelosi, sí. Feinstein, no. The above sloganeering is my response to an interview with me that was aired as part of a story on NPR’s  M...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Actual Forgotten Working Class | January 17, 2018 Act 3 | Full Front...

Sanders: Resist Republican Extremism

Over the last week we have seen the devastating impact of the right-wing extremist agenda that Republican rule in Washington is forcing on the nation. Over 80 percent of Americans support providing legal protection for the 800,000 Dreamers - young people brought to this country as children who are now our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and our family members. 
Despite the overwhelming view of the American people, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan chose to hold the entire federal government hostage to their blatantly xenophobic and anti-immigrant views.
As I traveled the country in 2015 and 2016 some of the most moving meetings I held were with young Dreamers terrified that they would be rounded up and thrown out of the only country they have ever known. Trump promised to help the Dreamers while he was running for president but, in one of his series of lies, he has reneged on that pledge.
Make no mistake about it. This government shutdown and budget fight in Washington is also about our priorities as a nation. Republicans want massive increases in military spending while refusing to address the crises we face in health care, education, college affordability, infrastructure and more.
This is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Of course we can increase the standard of living of people in every zip code in this country - urban and rural - if we invest in our critical domestic needs. But we cannot expect that will happen when we have a president and a party beholden to the Koch brothers and other billionaire campaign contributors. Their agenda is exactly opposite of what the American people want.