The Anderson Files

Beware the corporate takeover

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“Bernie’s where the Democrats need to be. He’s speaking to fears that working families have about the future, but he’s not dividing people the...

CU needs to give Nike a swift kick

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A university should be a critic and conscience of society, according to an old-fashioned view. There are lofty goals on campus plaques and universities...

Good judgment or Clinton

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There hasn’t been much serious debate about foreign policy in the presidential race. The Republicans promise endless war and offer only bluster and B.S....

Syria: A different perspective

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Five years ago, the people of Syria rebelled in peaceful protests for political freedom and social justice, which were inspired by the “Arab Spring”...

The path to a Bernie victory

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Bernie Sanders can win. On Super Tuesday, Clinton won in “red” conservative states of the South, which Democrats will lose in the general election,...

Economists agree with Bernie

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The popularity of Bernie Sanders marks “the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections,” according...

Environmental transformation or a future of Katrinas

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Naomi Klein says we had an opportunity for big changes in 2008 after the financial crisis hit and Barack Obama was elected president. She...

Bernie-bashing Brock

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As Bernie Sanders has become increasingly popular, the Hillary Clinton campaign has gone on the attack. That’s fine, but it would be nice if...

The Anderson file: Poetry on a mission

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the celebrated poet and publisher of Beat Generation writers, argued in an essay in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999 that poetry...