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The time is right for the NDP to return to its socialist roots

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There's been a strange summer-long silence from the NDP. Last week, after the near terror event in Strathroy, they should have been vocal on Bill C-51, the terror bill. The Liberals looked paralyzed and the Tories had their hard line. The NDP should own this, it was their only winner last election. But they went quiet. Then there's the strange case of their leadership race. What leadership race?

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Cheri DiNovo: Centrist politics have earned NDP 'loss after loss after loss'

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Update: On August 2, Cheri DiNovo announced she would be withdrawing from the federal NDP leadership race due to health reasons

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| March 29, 2016
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Bernie Sanders campaign shows socialism has a future in the U.S.

March 7, 2016
| Richard Wolff says whether or not Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nomination, his campaign has been a success. He has proved that millions of Americans aren't afraid to call themselves socialists.
Length: 16:01 minutes (14.67 MB)
| March 5, 2016
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Five challenges Bernie Sanders must overcome to win the Democratic nomination

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Speaking directly to American ideals, Bernie Sanders has emerged as a serious candidate to be the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. Presidency.

Voicing ideas that resonate back to Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the American Declaration of Independence, Sanders vision of democracy connects with U.S. voters.

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| February 10, 2016
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| February 2, 2016
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What we can learn from the rise of Bernie Sanders

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Socialism: The most-searched term in 2015

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Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist, astounding for a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Whatever the reasons, the socialist is highly popular with Democrats, giving Hillary Clinton a run for the 2016 nomination.

Sanders is hardly a typical party partisan. When Vermont elected the former mayor of Burlington to the U.S. Senate, Sanders sat as an independent socialist, not as a Democrat.

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