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Sheauwn  ·  1851 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: We Got Berned

So the article isn't exactly a beaming light of optimism for the pro-Sanders crowd, but the break from political fluff pieces and trumped up drama that you can get from other political news sources is refreshing. As the author states Senator Sanders still has a long way to go, especially when it comes to minority support, but even there we are seeing some progress.

Sheauwn  ·  1871 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Coddling of the American Mind

I found this response to the article. I always like to see (or at least try to understand) things from multiple view points and I think the Mary Sue article makes some good points. The author not only seems to take the article a little personally, but as a condemnation against a whole generation, which I didn't sense in the Atlantic article. Overall I think that we have gone overboard in the search to ensure that everyone feels comfortable, but that doesn't mean we can't be considerate. As with most things a balance needs to be found between the two.

Sheauwn  ·  1884 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A surprisingly good Bernie Sanders Profile: "There's Something About Bernie"

I hadn't seen this one, thanks for bringing it to my attention, it looks like a good read.

Sheauwn  ·  1890 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Case Against Bernie Sanders by Barney Frank

I think the idea that everyone must get behind a candidate before the primaries even begin is extremely detrimental to our democracy. The us versus them mentality that causes this seems to be just another symptom of our "choose the lesser evil" two party system.