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Bernie Sanders needs some better answers

Let me say upfront that of all the announced 2016 candidates, I identify most closely with Bernie Sanders at this point. I know this because I am a reasonably thoughtful adult human being who is pretty well-informed about politics and about my own political preferences, and also because every time I take one of those dumb internet “which candidate should I vote for?” quizzes, I get Sanders. 1,414 more words

If I Had A Hammer

"Why Progressives Must Stay United": A Split Would Only Play Into The Hands Of The Right

A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According to the report, released Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 22 percent of American children are living in poverty (as of 2013, the latest data available) compared with 18 percent in 2008. 371 more words

Republicans

Bernie Sanders and African-Americans

Senator Bernie Sanders, whose voting record is rated near-perfect by the NAACP, has a problem relating to African-Americans.

His recent mishandling of a #BlackLivesMatter protest at the Netroots Nation convention shows how style can matter as much to people as substance. 399 more words

Politics

"Don't Let This Fester": Hillary Clinton Needs To Address The Racist Undertones Of Her 2008 Campaign

Black Lives Matter, the advocacy group for black interests, has gotten the attention of the Democratic presidential candidates, who are reportedly scrambling to reach out to the movement. 731 more words

Racism

Bill de Blasio, Martin O'Malley and the Question of Whose Lives Matter

On stage at the progressive Netroots Nation conference this month, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was beset by protesters asking him to latch on to their rallying cry—that, as the hashtag says, #blacklivesmatter. 1,789 more words

'Good thing this sign is': Brit Hume zings Martin O'Malley over 'all lives matter' apology [photo]

Last week, we reported that former Maryland Gov. and current presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized for his original comments at a Netroots Nation convention that “all lives matter,” saying it was a “mistake” to say that. 62 more words

Media

"The Challenge For White Liberals": A Conundrum That Usually Culminates In Some Sort Of Series Of Crossroads And Reckonings

It’s relatively easy for liberals to recognize and call out the racism of conservatives. But the interaction between #BlackLivesMatter activists and Bernie Sanders has given us an opportunity to examine our own unique brand. 818 more words

Racism