October 30, 2018

Legal Setback for Besty DeVos, Conflicted ‘Queen of Debt’, Is Good News for Defrauded Students

Borrowing from President Donald Trump’s self-description as the “King of Debt“, Forbe’s Derek Newton, over the summer, dubbed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as the “Queen of Debt”. DeVos […]
October 10, 2018

“The only folks I ever saw were from Veterans for Bernie” | New York Times, Oct. 10, 2018

VFB National — Today, New York Times Magazine headlined, “Democrats Are Ignoring One Key Voting Group: Veterans,” a painful reminder of our last two years of organizing work at Veterans […]
June 22, 2018

Zak Ringelstein | OUR ENDORSEMENT

Zak Ringelstein, candidate for Senate (Maine), has earned our endorsement. Zak was raised in a small New Hampshire town called Moultonborough. He met his wife Leah while they were public […]
April 26, 2018
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Veterans for Bernie Rescinds Endorsement of Stephen Jaffe in CA-12

In the run-up to the June 5th primary election for CA-12, candidate Stephen Jaffe requested organizations, including Veterans For Bernie, endorse his campaign as early as possible. Initially, we saw […]
April 3, 2018

Torture: A Crime Then and Now (Revisited)

By Ernest A. Canning If Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee to lead CIA, were subjected to the same standards that were applied by the Allies after WWII to those who tortured […]
January 25, 2018

“If it is a fight Jeff Sessions wants, that is a fight I will gladly give him.”

By: Richard Ojeda Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently rescinded the Cole Memo that protects states who have legalized cannabis and it is my fear that if Congress does not pass […]
December 12, 2017

GOP/NRA’s ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act’ Likely Unconstitutional

Last week, at the behest of the “terrorist-enabling” National Rifle Association (NRA), the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act [PDF] (CCRA or HR-38), […]
December 1, 2017

How Extreme is the Danger at the Border of Presidential Psychosis?

By Ernest A. Canning The segment of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (see video below) was truly unnerving. O’Donnell began by playing an earlier clip pertaining to a previous […]
November 28, 2017

The Perverse Economics of Mass Incarceration

By Ernest A. Canning   The United States has long been a nation mired in irony. In 1814, when Francis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner, proclaiming that America was […]
November 10, 2017

Pelosi’s Cowardice in Face of Dire Trump Threat Not a Virtue

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of Tom Steyer’s Time to Impeach Trump ad (see video below) is not, as suggested by the Los Angeles Times, a virtue. To the […]
October 4, 2017

Blood On Their Hands

By Ernest A. Canning Stephen Paddock, the 64-year old alleged gunman of Sunday’s Las Vegas massacre, may indeed have acted alone when he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But […]
October 1, 2017

An Equitable Emergency Response Plan Must Be Developed & Funded

  By Thomas Kennedy In the last couple of weeks, Floridians have struggled with Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Foreseeing the impact that this storm would have on low-income communities, […]