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Democratic Socialism

Here, since nobody seems to know what it means.
Busky, Donald F. (July 20, 2000). Democratic Socialism: A Global Survey. Praeger. pp. 7–8. ISBN 978-0275968861. Democratic socialism is the wing of the socialist movement that combines a belief in a socially owned economy with that of political democracy. Sometimes simply called socialism, more often than not, the adjective democratic is added by democratic socialists to attempt to distinguish themselves from Communists who also call themselves socialists...democratic socialists wish to emphasize by their name that they disagree strongly with the Marxist-Leninist brand of socialism.

You are welcome.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jan 30, 2016, 12:28 PM (69 replies)

Pathetic: Sanders campaign workers pose as union members

His most fervent advocates will do him in.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:54 PM (27 replies)

Does Sen. Sanders believe there should be private property?

Some? None? Let the 'spalini of his democratic socialism begin.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:46 AM (189 replies)

If we spend this election cycle trying to explain to low info

swing voters the nuances of different varieties of socialism.

We fucking lose.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 09:42 PM (48 replies)

GOP operatives helping Bernie because they believe he would be easier to beat

Republican operatives like Karl Rove are having a strange crush on Sanders.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 11:00 AM (132 replies)

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright.

Been wanting to read this for some time. Got it for Christmas and about to read it. I have ill report back when I'm done.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:23 PM (1 replies)

Pussy Riot member on Trump: Everyone laughed at Putin too.

For many on the left wing, Donald J. Trump has been the gift that has kept on giving, providing the media with headline after headline of absurd gaffes that, in years’ past, would’ve knocked any potential candidate from the field. Instead, this year has found that the more ridiculous Trump gets, the more responsive his voter base grows. And that’s dangerous — and it always has been. Most recently, it’s lead to the election of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, as Pussy Riot’s Maria Alekhina told the Huffington Post.

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Dec 26, 2015, 12:49 PM (5 replies)


For Republicans, 2016 will prove to be no normal election, because it will confirm that the new America is here and that the counterrevolution has lost. That is why I expect the result to be shattering for the Republican Party as we know it.


Posted by arely staircase | Thu Dec 24, 2015, 11:32 PM (7 replies)

The problem with the conspiracy theories regarding the DNC and the number of debates.

HRC wins the debates.

She has no motive to avoid them or wish there to ne fewer.

She wins them.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Dec 21, 2015, 09:51 AM (19 replies)

Can you even imagine the fallout if Clinton's camp had gotten into Sanders data

instead of the other way around?

Holy Shit.

There would be Congressional hearings.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 06:41 PM (42 replies)
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