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Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress | Rolling Stone
lots of typos in this but a good read, from 2005

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination -- a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Economists Bashing Sanders's Tax Plan Admit They're Clueless
"According to CTJ’s analysis, everyone but the richest 5 percent of Americans would end up with a higher after-tax income under a single-payer health care system."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Democrats always prove the commies right | Fredrik deBoer
"Outside of primary season, they say to use the primary process. During primaries, they do everything possible to ensure our failure."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
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february 2016 by cluebucket
The “Bernie Bros” Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism
"I see nothing wrong with journalists being vehemently devoted to a political candidate. But it's important to know what it is... Have pro-Clinton journalists and pundits been subjected to some vile, abusive, and misogynistic rhetoric from random, anonymous internet supporters of Sanders who are angry over their Clinton support? Of course they have. Does that reflect in any way on the Sanders campaign or which candidate should win the Democratic primary? Of course it does not."
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february 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @AGirl4Bernie
"Whenever someone accuses Bernie of being a communist I just laugh and remember this picture "
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january 2016 by cluebucket
Why Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want Your Vote
"Sanders makes no attempt to seem fun or milk trends. While Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed gets down with tweets like 'Yaas, queen,' Sanders’s feed is unapologetically wonky. While Warren will tackle income inequality, she sounds like a Harvard professor. Sanders sounds like a guy who at least considered cooking a toilet fish."
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january 2016 by cluebucket
Weekend With Bernie | Rolling Stone
"Perhaps because Sanders is the opposite of a BuzzFeed headline, he is the perfect BuzzFeed headline. ('Plutocrats Took Over the Legislative Body He Revered. What He Did Next Was Awesome.')"
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november 2015 by cluebucket
Becoming Bernie
really nice read... really glad this/he exists

the least important fact (but one that sticks out in my mind) is that his older brother is "Larry Sanders."
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october 2015 by cluebucket

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