US elections

08.11.2018

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Jennifer Mathers, Aberystwyth University for The Conversation .  The 2018 midterms broke the records on female candidates in US elections. More than 20 women were on the Senate ballot, while more than ten times that number stood for the House of Representatives. If we also… »

07.11.2018

What Else You Can Do

What Else You Can Do

You’ve been radically misled to believe that the only thing, or the most important thing, or one of the super important things you can do is vote. Voting in a functioning democracy would be a fairly important thing to do, but wouldn’t somehow eliminate the thousands of important things that… »

18.03.2018

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

New reports reveal how pro-Trump firm Cambridge Analytica ‘exploited’ Facebook to harvest data of 50 million users “This story is a devastating tale of how personal data and massive, unaccountable technology platforms combined with malevolent political interests to subvert the public sphere. Facebook owes us the truth.” by Jake… »

23.09.2016

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

Robert J. Burrowes As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution. Your first revolution might have overthrown the authority of the British monarchy and aristocracy but… »

12.07.2016

As Sanders endorses Clinton, how far left has he pushed the Democratic Party platform?

As Sanders endorses Clinton, how far left has he pushed the Democratic Party platform?

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today at a joint rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The rally comes less than two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Clinton assumed the mantle of the party’s presumptive nominee after winning the California primary… »

18.06.2016

Sanders to supporters: this is beginning of our revolution, not end

Sanders to supporters: this is beginning of our revolution, not end

“We have begun the long and arduous process of transforming America – a fight that will continue tomorrow, next week, next year, and into the future.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer, Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders neither announced the end of his… »

01.05.2016

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

Although the era of US global hegemony is coming to a close, the Middle East – more than most regions – is still reeling from the nasty last jabs of that Empire in decline.  It is little wonder, then, that the US presidential election season is scrutinized carefully in all… »

30.04.2016

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is not a radical

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is not a radical

He has mass support for positions on healthcare & taxes During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a “New Deal Democrat” than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him. Chomsky said Sanders’ positions on… »

23.04.2016

This election’s teaching our kids bad habits

This election’s teaching our kids bad habits

The gutter-level of this year’s campaign rhetoric is dragging all of us down — and that includes America’s children. by Michael Winship for Common Dreams On the day before Easter, PEZ Candy USA had to cancel its annual egg hunt in Orange, Connecticut. Adults rushed the fields where the eggs… »

31.03.2016

Economist argues ‘Pie in the Sky’ Sanders wIll, in fact, ‘make Economy great again’

Economist argues ‘Pie in the Sky’ Sanders wIll, in fact, ‘make Economy great again’

Leading economist argues that Sanders’ bold economic agenda would ‘deliver standards of well-being for the overwhelming majority of Americans in ways that we have not experienced for generations.’ by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Bernie Sanders’ “Future to Believe In” is based, according to economists, on “solid… »

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