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Excerpts from Sen. Sanders’ Remarks at Liberty University Convocation

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Here are excerpts from prepared remarks by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for an address on Monday at Liberty University: “I came here today because I believe that it is important for those with different views in our country to engage in civil discourse – not just to shout at each other or make fun of each other. It is very easy for those in politics to talk to those who agree with us. I do that every day. It is harder, but not less important, to try to communicate with those who do not agree with us …

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Happy Birthday Bernie! From Jane

I first met Bernie when he was running for mayor of Burlington. At the time, I was working at a youth center and had arranged a meeting between low-income citizens’ groups and the incumbent mayor….



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Hurricane Katrina and Bernie Sanders: From Neoliberal Disaster to ‘Political Revolution’

The 10th anniversary of the devastation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been an occasion for reflection on that horrific event and the state of the city’s recovery. Much of that commemoration, especially locally, has centered on the theme of resilience. This is understandable; in many ways the city has recovered, and many people have sacrificed much to make that recovery happen. In a city so dependent economically on tourism it is important to stress that New Orleans remains a desirable destination. It also makes sense that local officials, and New Orleanians generally, would want to celebrate …

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