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The long-distance rebound of Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls nationally as the preferred candidate to defeat Donald Trump — ahead of Hillary Clinton in that matchup.

Historic civil mobilization now

Ever wonder why Presidential and Congressional election campaigns fail to meaningfully connect with civil society? Candidate rhetoric is designed to attract voters and campaign contributions. Candidates go out of their way to ingratiate themselves to their corporate paymasters, whose monetized minds want nothing to do with the civil society. 

For Republican survival, Kasich is ready

To avoid an historic tumble in the November elections, what should the Republican Party do at its July 18 to 21 nominating convention if “Doubtful Donald” Trump and “Terrible Ted” Cruz cancel each other out?

Big union leaders betray Sanders and workers

Around a conference table inside the large Washington headquarters of the AFL-CIO, a furious exchange occurred between labor union presidents. It was late February, and up for decision by the Executive Council was whether the country’s principal labor federation was going to make a primary season endorsement of Hillary Clinton as favored by the leaders of the largest unions.

Donald Trump’s self-inflicted fall

Donald J. Trump is done. He will not be the Republican Party’s nominee for president. He will not receive the requisite number of 1,237 delegate votes to secure a majority going into the Republican Convention in July.

Last June, I wrote a column predicting that Trump would give the GOP nightmares, but that his penchant for “leaving no impulsive opinion behind” would be his Achilles heel. Nine and a half months later, this is what is transpiring.

Hillary’s latest bow to AIPAC

It is well known to Washington political observers that politicians invited to speak at the annual, giant AIPAC convention ask for suggested talking points from this powerful pro-Israeli government lobby. Hillary Clinton’s pandering speech must have registered close to 100 percent on AIPAC’s checklist.

Pentagon and corporate contractors too big to audit

The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: “A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies — and the Pentagon alone has never complied.”

Uncontrollable — Pentagon and corporate contractors too big to audit

The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: “A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies — and the Pentagon alone has never complied.”

Who owns American skies — the people or the skyjacking airlines?

That’s a question currently being asked by legislators in the halls of Congress. Without a muscular pushback from the public, the big airlines could claim the American airspace as their own to tax and regulate, without any significant compensation to the American taxpayer and no oversight from elected officials. Talk about getting skyjacked! 

What will many Bernie Sanders voters do after July?

The hard-bitten, corporatist Democrats are moving Hillary Clinton through the presidential primaries. They are using “Republican-speak” to beat down Bernie Sanders as favoring Big Government and more taxes and they may unwittingly be setting the stage for a serious split in the Democratic Party.