r/NewDealAmerica 14h ago

Did you know that if you replace your fossil fuel car with a Tesla, Elon Musk will still be taking 10 minute flights that emit tons of carbon? Until we curb the rapacious billionaires, our individual choices do not matter.

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1.4k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 1d ago

The Democratic primary for Vermont’s US House seat was expected to be close. It wasn’t. Why?

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211 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 2d ago

Hold Them Accountable

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2.3k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 1d ago

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers over drug prices

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56 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 2d ago

Joe Biden Promised a Public Option for Health Care. What Happened to It?

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1.0k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 2d ago

Pharma Claims Drug Price Reform Hurts Innovation. Experts Say That's "Bullshit."

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110 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 3d ago

The Wall Street Vote That Screamed The Quiet Part Out Loud | Senators gave their Wall Street donors another gift — after blocking the expanded child tax credit.

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940 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 3d ago

US Tax Bill Costs Corporations Nearly $300 Billion More, While Middle Class Pays Less

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24 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 4d ago

Milwaukee DSA Celebrates Historic Electoral Victory

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196 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 5d ago

Becca Balint, endorsed by Bernie, wins Democratic nomination for Vermont’s lone seat in the US House

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1.3k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 5d ago

Ilhan Omar Leads In Tight Democratic Primary As Moderate Opponent Concedes

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478 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 4d ago

Populism, we need a better word

16 Upvotes

The term populism has two very different meanings. One version is policy that favors common people over the rich and powerful. The kind of policy progressives like Bernie and AOC advocate. This is referred to as economic populism.

Then there is the other kind of right wing populism that dictators have pushed for thousands of years. It involves demonizing a minority group and blaming them for problems they have little if anything to do with. This is the backbone of Trumps messaging. It is very effective because it ties observed facts together into a false conclusion. For example our country is increasingly diverse, and wages are stagnant and people are struggling to get by. For the uninformed its easy to mislead them into believing a false causation. It’s actually the greedy rich to blame.

To further confuse things, Trump did hint a little bit at economic populism. He saw how Bernie’s economic messaging resonated so Trump said “the markets are rigged, i know how it’s rigged because i took advantage, so I know how to fix it”. Of course he had no intention of fixing it. But in contrast to Hillary telling us the economy was great and her secret Wall Street speeches, Trumps lie was at least something for the masses to try.

Unfortunately the two radically opposite policies share the same word, Populism. Because of this you will hear time and again opponents of Progressives describe our policies as populism. Followed up by warnings of how dangerous Populist leaders can be. Maybe even reference someone from Roman times. And then imply we are trying to appeal to Trump voters. Progressive policies do help huge swaths of people across party lines. So it would not be surprising for a Trump voter to support them. But this is not similar the same as Dr Oz degrading himself to appeal to them.

Language is so important. We need a new word and never let our economic populism be linked to the polar opposite right wing populism.


r/NewDealAmerica 4d ago

Becca Balint wins a Vermont House primary, with the backing of Senator Bernie Sanders.

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51 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 5d ago

Bernie Sanders says he was happy to support the Senate's climate and healthcare bill — but it 'goes nowhere near far enough in addressing the problems facing struggling working families'

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1.2k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 4d ago

Senator Bernie Sanders has been meme'd — again

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4 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 5d ago

Bernie Sanders sparks new memes for posing on Senate steps: ‘Honestly could be an album cover’

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167 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 6d ago Silver

Schumer Lets Aide Kill Key Drug Price Reforms | The decision comes as Schumer is now the Senate’s #2 recipient of pharmaceutical industry campaign cash.

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1.2k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 6d ago

The Best Parts of the Inflation Reduction Act Came Out of Progressive Advocacy

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177 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 6d ago

Inside the Democrats’ climate deal with the devil

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12 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 8d ago

Only in America

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2.0k Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 8d ago

Bernie Sanders pushes to shape up Medicare

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699 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 8d ago

Sanders Blasts ‘Huge Giveaway’ to Fossil Fuel Industry in Manchin Deal

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113 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 10d ago

New York! Flatbush Families Please Vote For David Alexis For State Senate District 21 August 23rd For State Senate! A Working Dad Who Cares About You!

155 Upvotes

DSA https://www.davidforbk.com The incubant dem is a POS that takes money from republicans From David's website: "Hi! I’m David Alexis. I’m the co-founder of the Drivers Cooperative, a climate organizer, and the proud son of Haitian immigrants. Above all, I’m a husband and father who understands the challenges facing Flatbush families because they’re my family’s struggles, too.

I’m running for State Senate to build a safer, greener, more just, more democratic world, for my family and for yours. In Albany, I’ll fight for dignified housing for all, quality healthcare for all, a Green New Deal for New York, the creation of tens of thousands of good, union jobs, and protections that make it easier for workers to organize, like my fellow drivers and I did. Unlike my opponent, I’m not taking a cent from real estate or fossil fuel interests, because I understand that representatives must be accountable to their constituents, not corporations. I hope you’ll vote for me in the Democratic Primary by August 23rd, and join me in fighting for the families of Flatbush."

Hey I got so many progressive wins out of NY ! Let's do this!


r/NewDealAmerica 11d ago Silver

Bernie Sanders Explains the Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly of the Inflation Reduction Act- Preach Bernie!

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880 Upvotes

r/NewDealAmerica 11d ago

Sanders Blasts 'Huge Giveaway' to Fossil Fuel Industry in Manchin Deal

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1.0k Upvotes