The Vermont Cynic

Don’t count out Bernie Sanders just yet

Don’t count out Bernie Sanders just yet

Matt Heineman February 28, 2020

Political experts on the left sometimes argue that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters could present a problem for the Democratic Party’s effort to defeat President Donald Trump in the presidential election....

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Chris Harrell December 5, 2019

Democrats scored key victories across the country in statewide elections earlier this month. They captured the governorships of Louisiana and Kentucky and flipped the Virginia Senate from red to blue,...

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

Chris Harrell August 31, 2019

This summer’s political headlines have been filled with drama from the run up to the Democratic primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders did this, former Vice President Joe Biden said that,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Chris Harrell April 26, 2019

Cannabis is all the rage in  Washington, D.C., right now. Politicians, especially Democrats, are increasingly jumping on the “legalize cannabis” bandwagon. Out of the top Democrats leading the polls...

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Ari Kotler March 28, 2019

It’s 2019: climate change, poverty and white nationalists are coming to kill us. Time is running out. Who will save us? For some, it’s Beto O’Rourke. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s the...

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Henry Mitchell August 30, 2018

Let me introduce our brand-new invention: Progressivism Lite! Progressivism Lite is compatible with any Democratic candidate and requires minimal setup. Call out Trump, choose...

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