There’s not really a “Bernie Sanders wing” of the Democratic Party. When it comes to picking a vice president, he’ll have to settle for the next best thing — a reliable progressive like Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin.
Kalewold H. Kalewold is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is key to the larger socialist project. By endorsing Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have positioned themselves as electoral anchors of that movement in the years to come.
Even more so than student debt, medical debt is a manifestation of everything that’s wrong with the United States today. Bernie Sanders, and the broader democratic socialist movement, should be calling for its abolition as well.
Forget socialist democracy; by virtue of its Constitution, the United States barely has political democracy. If we take expanding democracy seriously — and if we want to implement sweeping social reforms — we need some serious changes.