I don't always agree with the Indy's endorsements (Mike Nifong during the Duke / LAX incident had to be the worst), and I think they dropped the ball this time with Bernie.
But kudos for calling out the two county commissioners who did not strongly oppose 751 South. We finally have a chance to hold Howerton and Page accountable for their actions during that time.
Based on Howerton's and Page's poor judgment regarding this issue they should not be allowed to have a say in how Durham manages the incredible growth we're going to see over the next 6 years. That's going to effect me a heck of a lot more than whether it's Bernie or Hillary.
PUT BERNIE ON THE COVER TOO!
This is supposed to be independent media, not Fox News or MSNBC. Many people are upset about HRC being on the cover and endorsed by the Indy Weekly. Be the voice of the people. If you want to save face and still consider yourself "independent", you MUST put Bernie on the cover of this weeks issue.
Whoever the next President is will be severely hampered by Congress.
Hey, maybe we should pay as much attention to the Congressional races as we are to the Presidential race? Just a thought . . .
The NC Senate race is, at this point, at least as important as the Democratic primary. The Attorney General and Governor's races are also absolutely critical. Pay attention!
I love Bernie and what he has to say. Unfortunately, he is running for President---not King. Our political system was designed for incremental change, not wholesale overhaul. There is no way he can pull off the agenda he is promoting. If you think Congress obstructed a mild mannered polite African American just imagine what will happen to a loud outspoken Jewish man with a Socialist label.
Hillary has her flaws but she will be able to get some things done because of--not in spite of--her connections. We all love Bernie but it is time to abandon the Pollyanna mentality and be pragmatic: there is too much at stake.
For an updated pt-by-pt comparison see Updated Snapshot: Hillary/Bernie
The cover and defense of Clinton are completely defeatist and sad. I used to think local, "independent" media was about the truth, in contrast to mainstream corporate entertainment. We need a new, reliable progressive media source in the Triangle.
Amazing how Bernie Sanders is being hammered by NPR, the other Hillary Clinton campaign headquarter for his "uncomfortableness" with African-American voters all morning long. If you are trying to misunderstand a person, there is always a way. I had no problem to understand what U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wanted to convey during the recent democratic debate. Then a journalist laughed in a slightly descending way about the former NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Ben Jealous comparing Sanders with MLK: “I recall the words of the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus,” Jealous said in a press call organized by the Sanders campaign in February. “And that brings me to why I'm here today. Bernie Sanders has been a principled, courageous, insistent fighter against the evils that Dr. King referred to as the giant triplets of racism, militarism and greed.”
Personally, I am wondering when we see again courageous thought-leaders like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King, Jr. in the African-American community. I keep being surprised how easily the African-American community can be misled.
NNPA Black Press: "It’s easy to celebrate Dr. King’s preaching every January; it’s another to support a politician like Sanders, who dreams as he did. That requires revolutionary resolve. Bernie Sanders promotes policies that are logical extensions of where Dr. King was headed before he was silenced in Memphis: the gap between the very rich and everyone else, a livable minimum wage, universal health insurance, protection of the environment, and reins on corporate greed. Sanders seeks to lead a peaceful political revolution of the magnitude of Dr. King’s Dream, at the end point of which “justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Somebody needs to tell Democrat voters, especially Blacks, who see Secretary Clinton, not Senator Sanders, as the practical way to realize The Dream. Apparently Dr. King – in the form of Bernie Sanders – is still way ahead of his time."
Because of your misguided article, I just donated $1000 to Bernie.
Fight the irresponsible media, take a personal stand folks.
Come on Indyweek. Hillary? Really? That is a disgrace. Hillary is purchased and you know this. Hillary loves Wall Street who is mostly responsible for the banking collapse. Bernie is the only possibility of turning this country around and stopping the oligarchy in the making. He is the only one that truly cares. Hillary is like a robot because her only passion is winning, and not helping us. Bernie is the only that actually seems like he wants to help us. Thanks for making it clear that I should stop reading Indyweek. Sounds like you have been purchased too!
Donald Trump is more liberal than Hillary Clinton. That the Indy endorsed Mrs. Clinton is a disgrace.
Update to Snapshot: Hillary/Bernie
under Policy diffs only...
Bernie's are longer (beats Trump by more, helping other Dem candidates) based on head-to-head general election polls since 2/10/2016
Some Republicans have switched...
Why this Reagan Conservative Voted for Bernie
We have the Liberal Plutocratic Party and the Conservative Plutocratic Party. They both serve the same master. Who's more likely to protect us, a multi-millionaire corporate lawyer or a sub-millionaire social democrat?
You said "Her goals beyond that are unclear." about Rosemary Stein. Actually, her goals are very clear if you did the research on her. http://drrosemarystein.com/positions.html She is also exremely qualified http://drrosemarystein.com/about.html
I realize the Indy believes that HRC is the "safe" pick, even though she's uninspiring and has no real intention of driving actual progressive change. However, the counter to that would be the clusterF that is the GOP. With that much disarray, now is actually the best time to put up a real candidate. Bernie is unassailable from a personal standpoint, as opposed to HRC. This makes the Trump-Sanders debate much more winnable.
I'm shocked that the INDY decided to endorse Hillary Clinton. The least you could have done is acknowledge the sharp divide that faces the Democrats at this point and give space to both of them, maybe with a split picture of the two? Therefore letting voters decide between two Democratic candidates representing two very different paths. In this pick, the INDY appears to be tone-deaf to the population it serves. Makes me wonder about the other endorsements. Obviously I'm a Bernie supporter, and there are LOTS of us around here. What happened? We'll never know, but you have me saying WTF?
Journalists who cannot see beyond engineered political rhetoric and talking points of the day are in essence nothing more than shills for the political establishment. Nowhere is this more evident than the comparison here of Burr to Brannon in the primary contest for U'S Senate. Perhaps it would serve all of our interests if the journalist here would delve into a candidate's reasoning on the issues behind stand they take rather than always condensing our choices down to (always) two, usually illusory dichotomies, both enabling the major parties to continue our republic's slide into the oligarchy we have become, but few will discuss...
3 key issues: trade, war and Wall St., make Bernie's "coattails" longer (beats Trump by more and helps other Dem candidates). Consider head-to-head general election polls since Feb. 10, 2016... http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/why-…
I agree with the Indy's (narrow) endorsement of Hillary in the primary. I appreciate Bernie's platform (and Bernie) but I've come to believe that incremental progress achieves our goals more quickly than the promise of "revolution."
"Don't make promises you can't keep."
Judging from the above, you made a HUGE mistake endorsing Clinton. She is old-school with a bit of liberal veneer. Sanders is not only progressive, yet solid, as an Independent he doesnt have the rather corrupt baggage of the democratic party and many dem politicians. He will be able to reach Independents. Clinton won't. Sanders is the stronger candidate.
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