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Politics and its Discontents: Bernie Sanders Offers Both A Prescription And A Warning

Spending five minutes watching this video will likely provide more truth and insight than were heard in the entire U.S. presidential campaign.

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Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Speaks Out-First Interview Since Trump Election Victory

Montreal Simon: The Supermoon and the Return of Bernie Sanders

I can hardly wait to row out to a dark place on the lake tomorrow night, to watch the supermoon rising.For at a time when the darkness of fascism is descending on America, threatening to turn that country into a police state, or the Mad State of Trump.

At a time when so many . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Supermoon and the Return of Bernie Sanders

We Pivot: Who Is Canada’s Bernie Sanders?

As we pivot to a new world, of course, we’ll have to contend with the election of Trump as president.

But it’s not an absolute road block. Yesterday I wrote about how Trump won because he appealed to various populations of disenfranchised people who have been screwed by the political and global economic order.

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Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’

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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and Les Deplorables

I love the musical Les Miserables. I love the songs, and the way the characters celebrate revolution.Even if it ends badly.Because I believe that only a revolution can save us and the world we live in.But Donald Trump has a version of Les Miserables called Les Deplorables… Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Battle for the Millennial Vote

I'm glad to see that another poll is suggesting that most Americans believe Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in their first debate.A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that a majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate on Monday.The poll found that, out of 2,000 responders, 56 percent thought the Democratic nominee . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Battle for the Millennial Vote

Montreal Simon: My Highland Journey and Bernie Sanders’ Message of Hope

In just a few hours I'll be leaving Canada and heading for my family home in the Scottish highlands.And since I won't be able to do much blogging, and because the news is so grim these days, I thought I'd leave you with a message of hope.A… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: My Highland Journey and Bernie Sanders’ Message of Hope

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Stephen Hawking discusses the crucial distinction between seeing money as a means of pursuing worthy ends versus treating it a goal in and of itself – and notes that we should be wary of political choices bas… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Left Over: Just another E-Mail from the Real World…

A friend sent me this article, and I am adding my answer…I don’t have permission to print out the article in its entirety, but you can look for it at FP..it’s short and succinct… WORTHY OF THEIR ANGER Our leaders’ … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Just another E-Mail from the Real World…

Politics, Re-Spun: The DNC Superdelegates Can Fix Party Corruption This Week

In case you missed it, Clinton and the DNC are corrupt, and have been for a long time. They and their media partners have worked hard to keep Bernie Sanders from becoming the Democratic nominee for president. And still, he almost won in the primaries and caucuses. What could he have accomplished if the DNC … Continue reading The DNC Superdelegates Can Fix Party Corruption This Week

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Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Bernie Revolution

It's opening night at the Democratic Convention. And what was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's sparkly coronation is turning into a bit of a nightmare.For even as Clinton prepares to accept her party's nomination, what was supposed to be a… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Bernie Revolution

Montreal Simon: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the Young Americans

Well he took his time, and it couldn't have been easy.It was probably the hardest and most painful thing he has ever done.But Bernie Sanders has finally done what he had to do.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the Young Americans

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Feeling the Bern-Out? Feel the Movement

To put it briefly, it’s the movement that matters. The office of the President is secondary to the movement, and almost, but not quite, peripheral. Winning the presidency is significant. It can be a rallying point which inspires the people to further… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Feeling the Bern-Out? Feel the Movement

Left Over: Brexit – Stage Left…

The Guardian view on post-Brexit politics: perilous times for progressives Editorial Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London in the wake of resignations from his shadow cabinet. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Sunday 26 June 2016 20.12 BST   … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Brexit – Stage Left…

Cowichan Conversations: Climate change and the inevitable collapse of the over priced housing market

The ever increasing housing prices in Greater Vancouver and to a somewhat lesser extent Greater Victoria will eventually fall to the physical reality that what goes up must come down. The hot market cannot last Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Climate change and the inevitable collapse of the over priced housing market

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Yvan Guillemette discusses the need for public-sector investment in economic development to make up for the massive amounts of private capital sitting idle. And Daniel Kahnemann challenges the theory that cor… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, the Millennial Generation, and the Bernie Revolution

Well she finally did it. After years of battling to return the White House where she once lived.After years of highs and lows, and scandals real and imagined.Hillary Clinton is now the Democratic Party's presidential candidate.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, the Millennial Generation, and the Bernie Revolution

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Andrea Germanos follows up on the IMF’s realization that handing free money and power to corporations does nothing for the economy as it affects people’s lives. And Susie Cagle examines the role of tech money -… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Fascist Question

Donald Trump may be looking and sounding crazier than ever. Calling for guns to be allowed in classrooms.While also calling for Hillary Clinton's bodyguards to be disarmed.But despite his deranged statements, polls suggest his support is surging.Re… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Fascist Question

Montreal Simon: Why Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Will Not Surrender

Bernie Sanders won another Democratic primary yesterday, this time in West Virginia.White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday — a victory that will do li… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Will Not Surrender

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Robert Frank examines how market outcomes are shaped disproportionately by luck rather than significant differences in merit:(W)ith each extension of the highway, rail, and canal systems, shipping costs fell sh… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: Can Donald Trump Defeat Hillary Clinton?

It was a strange scene. Donald Trump had just won the Indiana primary, and all but sewn up the Republican nomination. But instead of crowing in his usual manner, he was unusually subdued.No doubt trying to look "presidential." Which couldn&… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Can Donald Trump Defeat Hillary Clinton?

Montreal Simon: The New Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Scary Attack Ad

Donald Trump has been on his best behaviour recently, as he tries to change his tone to try to look more presidential. Donald Trump defended Saturday his method of striking a different tone at rallies than he does behind closed doors with party offici… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The New Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Scary Attack Ad

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Ed Broadbent, Michal Hay and Emilie Nicolas theorize that Canada’s left is on the rise. Matt Karp takes a look at the policy preferences of younger American voters, including a strong willingness to fund far … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links