Bernie Sanders

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
While the former Texas governor had a few chuckles, Sanders made clear that the climate crisis is no laughing matter. (Screenshot: CSPAN)
During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry was able to laugh off having once called for abolishing the Department of Energy, which he is now poised to lead, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) refused to let him get away "sounding like a hung over frat boy," as one observer put it , when speaking about the crisis of...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and his Democratic colleagues on the Senate...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education
Billionaire heiress and school privatization advocate Betsy DeVos faced...


One of our favorite moments from the convention was the poignant, fiery, tearful vote for Bernie of one Democrat from abroad: His older brother Larry, a longtime U.K. activist - first Labor, now Green - who paid tribute to their parents, New Dealers who "would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision." Larry's painful mix of pride and sorrow - “I think he’s already made quite a difference. But I would have liked Bernard as president" - is many of us.