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The Despicable Red-Baiting of Bernie Sanders Begins ~~~ Los Angeles Progressive

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On Contact: A New McCarthyism with Ellen Schrecker On this week's episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the rise of a new McCarthyism with Professor Ellen Schrecker, author of .Many are the Crimes: ...
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Among Sanders’ antagonists was former Missouri Senator McCaskill, now MSNBC’s neoliberal cheerleader: The Republicans can’t wait to run an ad with a hammer and sickle.

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN: Sanders candidacy wouldn’t be helpful outside Vermont, Massachusetts, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Ann Arbor.

Ellen Schrecker: In the 50s, we had 3 networks and few newspapers to marginalize left-wingers. Now, we’ve outlets with other things people can be made to fear besides being a socialist: terrorism, transgenderism, guns or the lack of them.”

The moderate and right wings of the party can nominate candidates to their liking. If business interests want to argue against Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, substantial increases in the minimum wage, bringing an end to big money in elections & imposing significantly higher taxes on the super-rich, let them have at it in a fair primary fight.

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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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