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Bernie Sanders: 'We Will Not Accept Cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid'

At the annual Nation Institute gala, progressives cheer a principled stand on the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.