Democrats are social democrats and not “socialists”

Even during the struggle with having Dixiecrats in its midst, the modern Democratic party has stood for social justice, however compromised because of the nation’s conflicted constitutional history. The “social democrat” media frame must offset name-calling of “socialist/communist”, since America’s mixed regulatory economy does resemble economies which the US falls behind in terms of health care…

Welcome back, Bernie; now please stop calling yourself a socialist

Let me get all my caveats out of the way as I hastily don my flak jacket. I like Bernie Sanders. After seriously considering Hillary Clinton, I voted for Sanders in the 2016 Oregon primary. When Hillary won the nomination, I enthusiastically backed her, and was just a bit peeved that Bernie refused to back…