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Sonoma Independent: Why Boomers Owe it to Our Young to Vote for Bernie

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I have never heard a Bernie-skeptic boomer or senior say that they were against mobilizing our government to address imminent climate change disaster. I have yet to read a Bernie-skeptic pundit suggest that our government works better when our politicians owe their election to the billions of dollars of campaign donations from corporations and oligarchs.

As an investigative legal and financial journalis t, I am as aware as anyone of the unique threat to our democracy, people and planet that the reelection of Donald Trump would surely bring. I have been reporting on Trump for 38 years now, since he first conned me into putting him on the Forbes 400 (a deception which included calling me as his fictitious spokesman John Baron, a tale I recounted in the first of a series of exposés I wrote about Trump in the Washington Post during the past few years).

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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