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  • Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class

    The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class


    Week of 6/29 – 7/6: PORTLAND MEGATHREAD, Berniemania, The Reddit Campaign, Codemonkeys, and More!
    Reprinted in its entirety, The Speech is a People’s State of the Union address, an anatomy of working and middle-class America rarely heard in the rarefied walls of the Senate.

  • Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill...

    Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill…


    Susan Sarandon Says Democrats Can’t Unify Party By Taking Voices Away
    READ THE BOOK DONALD TRUMP REFERENCED AND READ IN HIS MAJOR ANTI-HILLARY CLINTON SPEECH.In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they’ve earned over $230 million. Where did the money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those enormous payments.In the New York Times bestseller Clinton Cash, he follo…

  • People's History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States


    Minneapolis Forum on Black America with Bernie Sanders MEGATHREAD
    “It’s a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People’s History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight ha…

  • Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media


    The AP Announcing Clinton’s “Victory” Was an Embarrassment to Journalism and U.S. Politics
    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…

  • Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality

    The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality


    I am 32 I am open about my support for Sanders but need some help
    Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality—it’s just part of who they are.From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won’t Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts?Science writer Chri…

  • in the House

    Outsider in the House


    Why do you think they wrote the word “White” in paint on Bernie’s book cover?
    For the past 30 years, Bernie Sanders has been making American political history and becoming a hero to the progressive left. Long before his groundbreaking election to the US Senate, Sanders dreamt of bringing radical social change to America. This vision was a driving force behind his eight years serving as mayor of Burlington, as well as his 1991 election as the first independent candidate in the House of Representatives.In Outsider in the House, Sanders tells the story of his remarkable c…

  • Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Nex...

    The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Nex…


    “A 2-income family today has less disposable income than a 1-income family had 30 years ago. That is moving in the wrong direction.” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders​
    First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the ’60s and ’70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world–and your place in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis.  How you pr…

  • in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

    Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United


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    When Louis XVI presented Benjamin Franklin with a snuff box encrusted with diamonds and inset with the King’s portrait, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to “corrupt” Franklin by clouding his judgment or altering his attitude toward the French in subtle psychological ways. This broad understanding of political corruption―rooted in ideals of civic virtue―was a driving force at the Constitutional Convention.For two centuries the framers’ ideas about corruption flourished in the courts,…

  • S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism

    The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism


    If any dumbass tries to hit you with that, hit them with this. You know what I mean.
    A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as “even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists.” John Nichols offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life—arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history. Tom Paine was enamored of early socialists, Horace Greeley employed Karl Marx as a correspondent, and Helen Keller was an avowed socialist. The “S”…

  • Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America

    The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America


    Who just killed it on CNN regarding trade deals?
    Meet the essential Bernie Sanders―an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people. Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders―with a thirty-five-year career in public service, first as Burlington, Vermont’s mayor, then as Vermont’s sole representative to Congress, and currently as a United States senator―is now campaigning to become president of the United States. His goal is to build a movement to take back our country from the rich and powerful, and return it to its rightful o…

  • Freedom?: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea

    Whose Freedom?: The Battle over America’s Most Important Idea


    The front page of the New York Times website
    Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has relentlessly invoked the word “freedom.” Al-Qaeda attacked us because “they hate our freedom.” The U.S. can strike preemptively because “freedom is on the march.” Social security should be privatized in order to protect individual freedoms. The 2005 presidential inaugural speech was a kind of crescendo: the words “freedom,” “free,” and “liberty,” were used forty-nine times in President Bush’s twenty-minute speech.In Whose Freedom?, Lakoff …

  • Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

    Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision


    The front page of the New York Times website
    Two years ago George Lakoff published the bestselling Don’t Think of an Elephant! Its account of the conservative monopoly on effective framing touched off a national discussion about political language. It also gave rise to a chorus of pleas for more:* What is the progressive vision of America; * Why progressive values are America’s values; * How frames are necessary to serve the truth; * Why sloganeering alone doesn’t work; * How progressives trap themselves and how they can escape those tr…

  • in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century


    The rise of Sanders | Le blog de Thomas Piketty
    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eightee…

  • and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

    Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue


    Richard Dawkins, a well-known critic of Islam, insults Donald Trump on Twitter: “Hillary knowledgeable, intelligent, presidential. Trump blustered incoherently like the ignorant, fact-disdaining, vainglorious bully he is.”
    In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today’s world?Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinel…

  • Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

    With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful


    FBI Press Conference Mega Thread
    From “the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years” (Bill Moyers) and the journalist who broke the story on NSA spying programs comes a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in AmericaFrom the nation’s beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished. Instead, a t…

  • in the White House

    Outsider in the White House


    Bernie Sanders Suddenly Looks Like a Winner
    The political autobiography of the insurgent presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the presidency of the United States has galvanized people all over the country, putting economic, racial, and social justice into the spotlight, and raising hopes that Americans can take their country back from the billionaires and change the course of history. In this book, Sanders tells the story of a passionate and principled political life. He describes how, after cutting his teeth in the Civ…

  • and Comments on Robert's Rules

    Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules, Fourth Edition


    Allegations of fraud and misconduct at Nevada Democratic convention unfounded
    Robert’s Rules of Order has long been the standard guide to parliamentary procedure, but many readers find the manual too daunting and complex to utilize its full potential.  In Notes and Comments on “Robert’s Rules,” Fourth Edition, authors Jim Slaughter, Gaut Ragsdale, and Jon Ericson skillfully guide users through the intricacies of the latest edition of Robert’s Rules, transforming the often intimidating parliamentary guidebook into an easy-to-use tool.  A reader-friendly question-and-ans…

  • the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It)

    Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair (and What We Can Do About It)


    Sanders: ‘I am running for president’
    Our Electoral System is Fundamentally Flawed, But There’s a Simple and Fair SolutionAt least five U.S. presidential elections have been won by the second most popular candidate. The reason was a “spoiler”—a minor candidate who takes enough votes away from the most popular candidate to tip the election to someone else. The spoiler effect is more than a glitch. It is a consequence of one of the most surprising intellectual discoveries of the twentieth century: the “impossibility theorem” of Nob…