OpEd

Editorial: The price of war (Times Argus)

May 31, 2012

Over the years Sen. Bernard Sanders has been a consistent defender of the interests of military veterans, and on Memorial Day he appeared at a variety of parades and ceremonies where he asked Vermonters to remember those who have served their country. Rep. Peter Welch was in Vermont this week promoting a program to help […]

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OpEd: Trojan horse or sensible solution? (Brattleboro Reformer)

May 30, 2012

By Richard Davis Vermont and the State of Washington can both boast of strong proponents of health care reform. We have Bernie Sanders and they have Rep. Jim McDermott. McDermott is in his 12th term in congress and he is a vocal proponent of liberal causes. Support of a single payer health care system is […]

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OpEd: The Final Straw: Break Up the Banks (HuffPost Politics)

By David Fagin It’s a nice, quiet Memorial Day weekend. Kids frolic on the beach, friends barbecue in backyards, and the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to announce it’s tip-toeing away from the biggest corporate bankruptcy scandal in U.S. history, without prosecuting a soul. One question that arises, is, perhaps the SEC picked Memorial Day […]

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Sen. Sanders Editorial: Let’s End Polluter Welfare (Huffington Post)

May 20, 2012

By Sen. Bernie Sanders At a time when we have more than $15 trillion national debt, American taxpayers are set to give away over $110 billion dollars to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. Clearly, we cannot afford it. When the five largest oil companies made over $1 trillion in profits […]

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Editorial: Paying for democracy (Times Argus)

May 18, 2012

The proposal to close the mail sorting center in White River Junction and the effort to save it are emblematic of the way that democracies in the United States and elsewhere are struggling to define the role of the public sector. Ideological conservatives in the United States and austerity-minded budget hawks in Europe have used […]

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Sen. Sanders Editorial: Let’s end ‘polluter welfare’ (Politico)

By Sen. Bernie Sanders & Rep. Keith Ellison At a time when we have a more than $15 trillion national debt, U.S. taxpayers are set to give away roughly $110 billion to the oil, gas and coal industries over the next decade. We cannot afford it. The five largest oil companies made more than $1 […]

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Sen Sanders LTE: Getting the Right U.S. Postal Service for the 21st Century (Wall Street Journal)

May 9, 2012

By Sen. Bernie Sanders In response to your editorial (“The Senate’s Pony Express,” May 2) on the U.S. Postal Service: In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s and the collapse of the American middle class, we must do everything we can to prevent the elimination of 220,000 decent-paying jobs at the […]

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OpEd: Plutocracy in America: A change to our election system (Brattleboro Reformer)

May 4, 2012

By Lachlan Francis At this moment in American history, corporate influence and the power of money are at an all time high. The power of the wealthy and the corporations they control has increased greatly since the 2010 ruling of the Citizens United Supreme Court case. This decision meant that corporations would be treated as […]

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Sen. Sanders Editorial: United Against the War on Women (Green Mountain Daily)

April 30, 2012

By Sen. Bernie Sanders The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years. When our country was formed, women were not […]

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Editorial: Handle with care (Times Argus)

April 27, 2012

The postal reform bill passed by the Senate this week averts the decimation of the Postal Service that had been proposed as a way to save it. Sen. Bernie Sanders took an active role in the Postal Service issue, and in Vermont the benefits will be real. The mail processing center in White River Junction […]

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