The Revolution Is Now: May We Please Just Have a Primary?
This week, the Nevada State Democratic Party is declaring victory and describing its caucus as “successful” because we got results over the weekend and media outlets quickly declared a winner with no pundits complaining about the long wait for results. Yet while party leaders and media pundits applaud the “successful caucus”, over 100,000 voters are...
The Revolution Is Now: A Closer Look at How the Nevada Democratic Caucus Went Down
The results are gradually trickling in, and it’s becoming even more obvious that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) won a resounding victory in the Nevada Democratic Caucus. So how did he do it? What’s with former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend (Indiana) fighting over second place? And why are we still waiting...
How To Spot Fake News
In February 2020, the American intelligence community advised members of Congress that Russia was interfering in the 2020 election to get President Donald Trump re-elected. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that his campaign was briefed about Russian efforts to help his presidential campaign, intensifying concerns about the Kremlin’s role in the US presidential race. It remains unclear...
The Revolution Is Now: Scenes from a Nevada Caucus Site and an Inside Look at Bernie Sanders’ Nevada Caucus Victory
As I’m writing this, news outlets are declaring U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) the “huge!” winner of Nevada Caucus. Earlier this morning, I witnessed some democracy in action at the Bellagio caucus site. Suffice to say, a whole lot of national media narratives about the state of national and Nevada Democrats got blown to smithereens...
Bernie Sanders and Make the Road Nevada Action March to the Polls on the First Day of Caucus Early Voting
On the first day of early voting, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and the progressive activists at Make the Road Nevada wasted no time in encouraging supporters to go to the polls. At Desert Pines High School in East Las Vegas, Sanders joined local progressive activists at Make the Road Nevada and reassured the crowd...
Mayor Reenacts Voting Rights Amendment On Behalf Of Women’s History and Culture Center.
Mesquite, NV., February 7, 2020. Mesquite Nevada Mayor Al Litman prepares to reenact signing of Nevada resolution to ratify the 19th Amendment which secured women’s right to vote. The 1864 Nevada constitution gave the right to vote to white men. The passage of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870 opened the vote to black men. In...
Health Care 301: Ration This
For over two months, my family and I have had to confront a medical emergency and navigate various corners of our health care system. But over nine weeks later, we have some good news: My dad finally made it home. It’s a huge relief that he’s finally home, but that still doesn’t mean our lives...
At SEIU 1107’s “Unions for All” Summit, We Heard from Union Workers on What They Intend to Accomplish in 2020 (and Beyond)
This past weekend, SEIU Local 1107 held its “Unions for All” Summit here in Las Vegas. Considering that we have less than a month left until the Nevada Democratic Caucus, the presidential candidates are scrambling to shore up union workers’ support. One candidate appeared in person, a couple live-streamed in, another phoned in, and others...
At SEIU 1107’s “Unions for All” Summit, 2020 Presidential Candidates Got a Crash Course on What Matters to Nevada Workers
This past weekend, SEIU Local 1107 held its “Unions for All” Summit at the Sahara Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Considering that we have less than a month left until the Nevada Democratic Caucus, the presidential candidates are scrambling to shore up union workers’ support. But also considering that this is the penultimate weekend...
Health Care 104: What’s the Problem?
After many months of seemingly endless back-and-forth over whether “Medicare for All” single-payer health care will bring about the Democratic Party’s damnation or salvation, most of the presidential campaigns and media pundits may finally be tiring of this argument.  However, just because they’re tiring of the policy argument doesn’t mean we’re still facing real problems...
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