U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Why ‘real’ socialism leads to tyranny

Regardless of the excuses for actual authoritarian regimes, socialists typically try to soften what their ideas would look like in reality and dodge the endless historical and present examples of the ideology’s failure. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., continually tries to thread this needle.

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Bernie Sanders uses coronavirus fears as a fundraising tool

Sanders sent out a campaign email to supporters Monday asking them to sign a petition demanding the government guarantee that a potential coronavirus vaccine will be free of charge. The petition asks supporters for “contributions to fight back against drug companies who want to profit off of health care.”