Tag Archives: Welfare Rights

The Real News Network: Paul Jay- ‘Is Bernie Sanders Democratic Socialism, Socialism?’

Source:The New Democrat “Sanders says that medicare for all, a living wage, and other reforms is the socialism that’s possible, but is he too reserved on strengthening public ownership? – with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul … Continue reading

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AlterNet: Alexandra Rosenmann- Why Noam Chomsky Won’t Call Himself a Modern-Day Liberal

Source: The New Democrat I’ve blogged a lot about Noam Chomsky over the last five years or so, because I find him to be absolutely fascinating as well as very intelligent. Even though we don’t tend to agree economic policy, … Continue reading

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POLITICO Magazine: Paul Starr- Why Democrats Should Beware Bernie Sanders’ Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat The main point I get from Paul Starr’s column are the differences between socialism and liberalism. And they’re not the same thing whether you’re talking about communism which of course … Continue reading

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Democratic Socialists USA: Myths About Democratic Socialism

Source: The New Democrat With this piece, I’m going to layout as someone who is not a Socialist in any form, even in what I at least would view as the best form of a Socialist which are Socialist Liberals, … Continue reading

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Socialist Worker: Phil Gasper- Socialism, Stalinism and Eastern Europe: The Differences Between Socialism and Statism

Source: The New Democrat Socialism is the perfect example of how labels can get you in trouble if you are not a political junky, or at least a political fan, someone who follows politics on a regular basis but who perhaps … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann: Dennis Prager- Leftism is a Different Approach to Americanism

Source: Thom Hartmann: Dennis Prager- Leftism is a Different Approach to Americanism When did Dennis Prager become an expert on the American Left? The man is not even an expert on something that he claims to be which is a conservative. … Continue reading

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New York Times: Opinionator- Thomas B. Edsall- Why Can’t America Be Sweden?: Why America Isn’t a Social-Democracy

The New York Times: Opinionator- Why America Can’t be Like Sweden. So-called Progressives in America seem to have this cookie-cutter approach to economics. That what works in other countries would work in America as well. That even though the United … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Christopher Ketcham- U.S. Out of Vermont!: The Socialist Republic of Vermont?

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS FreeStates What I respect about Vermont is that even though they are basically the Socialist Republic or State of Vermont and I’m not as far to the left of them on economic policy, … Continue reading

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Brent Abrahamson: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights Speech

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in 1933 he obviously inherited the Great Depression and created the New Deal to respond to it. By the early 1940s, we were committed to World War II thanks to Japan bombing Pearl … Continue reading

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