Richard J. Eskow

The Centrist’s dictionary: Here's what corporate Democrats really mean when they say things like ‘purity test’

“Purity test”? “Pragmatic progressive”? “Free stuff”? What are these politicians talking about?

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Bernie’s student debt plan creates a million more jobs than Warren’s. Here's why she should embrace it

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both offered proposals to cancel student debt, a nearly $1.6 trillion burden on borrowers and a major drag on the economy. While both are aggressive attempts to address the student debt crisis, there is a major difference between the two plans: the Sanders plan is likely to create at least one million more jobs than Warren’s, since it cancels roughly $1 trillion more in outstanding debt.

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Bernie got it right: Full student debt cancellation is the best approach

Sen. Bernie Sanders, together with Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, has introduced a dramatic reform package on college affordability. It goes far beyond anything proposed so far, both in its scope and in its potential to reshape the way Americans think about their society and government.

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