Stop waiting for Elizabeth Warren, climate hawks. Bernie's your guy.
She can win. He can't. It's that simple.
A Senate resolution will simply assert that climate change is real.
Hillary's Going to Have a Primary After All, and She Should Be Grateful
November 11, 2014
She'll get an early chance to prove her bona fides.
Democrats Need Bernie Sanders to Run for President
May 19, 2014
If nothing else, he'll make Hillary Clinton a better candidate.
Welcome to Another Golden Era of Liberal Senators
January 08, 2013
The liberal bloc of the Senate today is up there with the early 1960s and mid-'70s.
A Constitutional Amendment to Fix Campaign Finance Can’t Pass Congress. But It Could Start a Movement.
June 25, 2012
To paraphrase Mark Twain, nearly everybody (everybody except conservative ideologues, of course) complains about rich people and big corporations bankrolling our campaigns, but hardly anybody seems to be doing anything about it.
Attention Harry Reid
May 02, 2011
A fair amount of momentum is building among liberals (see Senator Bernie Sanders, or bloggers Scott Lemieux and Steve Benen) for the idea that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should bring the House-passed budget resolution—more popularly known as the Ryan plan—to the floor for a vote. Reid is apparently ready to follow their lead. The theory is that it would be a tough vote for Senate Republicans, who will face pressure from movement conservatives to vote yes but don’t want to be on record endorsing, in the Democrats’ terms, slashing Medicare to pay for tax cuts for the rich.
Lefty, Come Home
September 30, 2010
WASHINGTON—A couple of hours before President Obama offered a boffo revival of his 2008 campaign persona during a boisterous rally at the University of Wisconsin, Sen. Bernie Sanders was analyzing why the president was in a political pickle in the first place. Sanders, the independent from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats, speaks warmly of Obama.
Washington’s Power Grid
August 17, 2010
Late last month, Gallup released fresh state-by-state numbers on the electorate’s ideological and partisan identification. These numbers provide both an X-ray of the structure of political competition and a roadmap for November. To grasp the underlying story, I divided each list into a top and bottom 15 and a middle 20—from most to least conservative and from most to least Republican—and then arrayed them in a three by three grid.