Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen

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The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latinamerican or Hispanic origin, etc. Read the rest

Holy crap, Samantha Bee's Full Frontal is *awesome*

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The Daily Show alumnus is the only woman on late night, doing 30 minutes (minus commercials) once a week, on politics, gender and current affairs. Read the rest

Ta-Nehisi Coates will vote for Bernie Sanders, reparations or no reparations

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Macarthur-winning author of the outstanding Between the World and Me, was widely criticized when he condemned Bernie Sanders for saying that reparations for slavery were not a practical political goal (Coates won many prizes and gained much recognition for a superb essay called The Case for Reparations). Read the rest

”Fire Is Ours,” a Bernie Sanders anthem by Makana

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A Boing Boing exclusive premiere: “Fire is Ours” • Lyrics and Music by Makana • Directed by Zac Heileson.

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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

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Hold on to your wigs, people, the 2016 U.S. presidential race is about to get even weirder. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the winners of the New Hampshire primaries.

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How America's presidents started cashing out

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Right up until Gerry Ford, American presidents routinely refused any kind of directorships, paid lecture tours, or other opportunities to commercialize the office -- instead, they relied upon the generous presidential pension, currently at $200k/year plus a staff and expenses. Read the rest

Who funds the "Millennials Rising" Super PAC? Rich old men.

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They started as "Millennials for Jeb" and now they're called "Millennials Rising," but since the beginning, the dark-money-spouting Super PAC has been 95% funded by rich white guys over the age of 60. Read the rest

Cruz soundly beats Trump in Iowa; Hillary edges past Bernie

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Ted Cruz, the right-wing psycho largely despised by his own party, prevailed yesterday over Donald Trump, the nativist inflatable Cheeto largely despised by everyone, to claim most of Iowa's Republican presidential candidate delegates.

On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton, the shifty centrist who rarely says the same thing twice, narrowly edged a .3% margin over Bernie Sanders, the disheveled pinko grandpa.

With the whiff of Pyrrhic victory—22 delegates to Sanders' 21—it's a tantalizing suggestion of that rare thing in Anglosphere politics: interesting choices. Read the rest

Watch: Florida climate survivors travel to New Hampshire to confront Marco Rubio

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Brant from Climate Truth writes, "A fishing boat captain, a restaurateur, and a Cuban refugee being displaced by rising seas in South Florida are setting off for New Hampshire next week to harangue Rubio for being shitty on climate change." Read the rest

Elizabeth Warren's new 1%: the percentage of fraudulent profits companies pay in fines

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In Rigged Justice: 2016 How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy, a 12-page booklet, Senator Elizabeth Warren documents corporations that were caught undertaking grossly fraudulent, highly profitable actions, and were made to pay a trivial fraction of those profits in fines -- fines become a part of the cost of doing business, not a deterrent to criminal behavior. Read the rest

Guess who donated all the money to Black Americans for a Better Future Super PAC? Rich white men.

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The Super PAC has $417,250 to spend on the upcoming election. $400K of that came from Robert Mercer, a white billionaire hedge-fund titan who is the major funder of the Ted Cruz campaign. Read the rest

Ben and Jerry's Bernie Yearning flavor exists -- sorta

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Earlier this month, Ben "and Jerry's" Cohen spitballed with an MSNBC reporter about his idea for a Bernie Sanders ice-cream flavor: "Bernie's Yearning," a pint of mint with a disk of solid chocolate on the top, representing the fortunes of the 1%. Before you eat it, you use a spoon to smash the wealth and distribute it evenly through the pint. Read the rest

Bernie Sanders: a left wing, twenty-first century Ronald Reagan?

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Reagan didn't fulfill his signature campaign promises -- he raised taxes, created more big government agencies, never introduced his promised anti-abortion Constitutional amendment -- but he changed the way Americans thought about government spending, labor unions, and regulation. Read the rest

How the left-wing party establishments try to discredit candidates like Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders

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Though UK Labour leader Corbyn is substantially to the left of Sanders, they're both far to the left of their parties' establishments, which are dominated by warmongering, banker-loving, anti-immigrant neolberals who have collaborated in moving the political "center" to the right of, say, Richard Nixon. Read the rest

Trumpscript: a programming language based on the rhetorical tactics of Donald Trump

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Trumpscript -- a python variant -- only allows numbers over 1,000,000; has no import statements (all declarations must be homegrown); only has integers because floating-point numbers are un-American (America never does anything halfway); only allows popular words and the names of politicians as variable names; limits error messages to direct Trump quotes; and requires that all programs end with "America is great." Read the rest

What the Democratic Party did to alienate poor white Americans

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Robert Reich (previously), Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, asks "Why did the white working class abandon the Democrats?" and answers himself: it's partly about race, but it's mostly about finance. Read the rest

Bernie Sanders/Johnny Cash tee

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A heck of an accessory for your punk Bernie tee: the $25 Bernie Cash tee, with $5 to the Bernie 2016 campaign. Read the rest

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