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2020 Election


  • Is Bernie the New George McGovern?

    by Michel A. Genovese

    One can see close parallels between the 1972 presidential contest and that of 2020. Those parallels do not bode well for Bernie Sanders or the Democrats. 


  • Bernie Sanders, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

    by Gary Dorrien

    Sanders conceives democratic socialism as the fitting name for his belief that a living wage, universal healthcare, a complete education, affordable housing, a clean environment, and a secure retirement are economic rights. These six economic rights come from Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 Economic Bill of Rights.



  • Pete Buttigieg’s race problem

    by Tyler D. Parry

    He doesn’t truly understand the problems plaguing black America and their racist roots.


  • JFK's New Hampshire Primary Hope Resonates Today

    by William Lambers

    The day before the 1960 New Hampshire presidential primary, candidate John F. Kennedy talked about America's great hope for disarmament. Speaking at the University of New Hampshire, JFK said "No hope is more basic to our aspirations as a nation" than disarmament.



  • It’s 1856 All Over Again

    by Steve Inskeep

    Immigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy. That year’s presidential race had it all. What can it tell us about 2020?