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Derek Robertson has a story in Politico which argues that Bernie Sanders is on the leading edge of Democratic foreign policy. I think it’s probably correct, and it quotes me, so you should read it. A sample: [Jake] Sullivan isn’t alone in his judgment. Van Jackson, a foreign policy expert and adviser to the Pentagon during […]

Cult of Personality

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On June 28, 2018

I hate to write about Bernie Sanders at LGM because so many LGM commenters turn themselves into idiots whenever he comes up, stereotypes of how the left sees this blog as a bunch of centrist hacks. Bu

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Bernie Sanders has now announced his support of a federal job guarantee. This is also starting to freak out right-wing economists. They don’t even have an answer for it. “It completely undercuts a lot of industries and companies,” said Brian Riedl, of the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, a think tank. “There will be pressure to introduce […]
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Bernie and Labor

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On June 20, 2016
One more postmortem of the 2016 primary. Joe Burns writes in Jacobin that what labor needs to learn from the Sanders campaign is to reintegrate radicalism into its thinking. A lot of it is just revisiting the anti-communist purges of the CIO and decrying the lack of radicalism in the labor movement, underpinned with anger […]
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