Bernie Sanders

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Decrying what they describe as "a barely legal, backdoor form of bribery," a coalition of eight progressive groups representing nine million Americans is asking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to condemn the controversial practice of Wall Street firms paying large bonuses, or "golden parachutes," to executives who take on...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"I endorse Brother Bernie Sanders because he is a long distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years," Dr. Cornel West said of the Senator from Vermont. (Photo: James Stewart/cc/flickr)
Extolling his "authenticity and integrity" in the struggle against greed,...
- Common Dreams staff
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his progressive populism to deeply Republican South...


Bernie Sanders, kicking off his presidential campaign today, made mainstream headlines for questioning whether an economy where the top one-tenth of 1% owns more than the other 90% is a "moral" economy, not an "obscene" one. Duh: not. For those dismayed by his truth-telling, see "I, Too, Am America," a photo exhibit by fast-food and low-wage workers fighting for a living wage, scrambling to get by and insisting, “We need to be able to live.” Langston Hughes: "Tomorrow/I'll be at the table."