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on May 27, 2015 - 14:30 PM ET
Bernie Sanders (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Burlington, Vermont— The campaign signs all say: “Paid for by Bernie 2016 (Not the Billionaires).”

That is a given with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the proud democratic socialist who decries plutocracy and oligarchy and proposes to tax Wall Street. Sanders is the presidential contender who is not looking to win the favor of the hedge-fund managers,...

on May 27, 2015 - 13:55 PM ET

With candidates and outside groups already raking in money for the 2016 presidential contest and the Federal Election Commission abdicating its duty to enforce campaign finance laws, watchdog groups are pushing the Department of Justice to fill the void. To start, groups are asking the DOJ to investigate one of the most blatant exploiters of lax enforcement: Jeb Bush.

For months now the former Florida governor has kept up the elaborate charade that he is not quite...

on May 27, 2015 - 12:33 PM ET
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

It has been called “the day that FIFA has long dreaded”: the day that decades of graft and a level of ostentatious excess that would make Caligula blush caught up with the international soccer body. Fourteen people, including nine top FIFA officials, have been arrested on corruption charges levied by the US Justice Department. Seven were taken into custody in a dramatic arrest by Swiss law enforcement at a luxury hotel in Zurich. As the late Uruguayan...

Sports, Society
on May 27, 2015 - 12:19 PM ET
Migrant Justice rallies for dairy worker's rights

Amidst the factory farms and genetically modified Frankenfoods of America’s agricultural landscape, the dairy farms of Vermont’s rolling hills have always stood apart as emblems of bucolic innocence. And Ben & Jerry’s has long been the quintessential Vermont brand, built on wholesome corporate values and hippie sensibilities by the pint. But labor advocates say the ice-cream empire’s socially minded branding is greased with the sweat of an...

on May 27, 2015 - 12:17 PM ET

This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.

Chelsea Manning was an all-American patriot when she joined the US military in 2007 at the height of the surge in Iraq.

But when she saw what her country was actually doing abroad—handing over thousands of Iraqi Sunnis to be tortured by state-sponsored Shiite death squads,...

on May 27, 2015 - 09:15 AM ET
Rachel Carson

It is difficult not to cringe at the sight of the headline to the following review of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking book, Silent Spring—“Man and Other Pests”—given that it was a review of what was then probably the most influential intellectual contribution by an American woman to date.

Miss Carson is indignant about the unexpected effects...

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