Branko Marcetic is a staff writer at Jacobin magazine and a 2019 – 2020 Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting fellow. He is the author of Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.

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In Its Defense Against Fraud Suit From Bernie Supporters, the DNC Just Dug Itself Into an Epic Hole
If the party wants to favor a candidate, that's its own business, argues DNC lawyer.
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Trump May Be Worse, But George W. Bush Was a Godawful President
The media's nostalgia for Bush is not only ill-informed—it's dangerous.
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Letter from Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Shows Our Own Foreign Policy Makes America Unsafe
A recently released letter from Khalid Shaikh Mohammad shines a disturbing light on what's behind many terror attacks.
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Don’t Be Fooled By the Trump Spat—The CIA Is Not Your Friend
A new book reminds us that the CIA is one of history's great purveyors of fake news.
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From the WWE to the White House: The Anti-Worker History of Trump’s SBA Pick
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The Incoherent Worldview and Virulent Islamophobia of Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor
At times, Gen. Michael Flynn has expressed empathy for those who join terrorist groups—but increasingly, he has substituted nuance for rank bigotry.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Clinton Campaign’s Calculated Decision to Oppose the TPP
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Leaks Show Machinists’ Union President Secretly Moved Up Endorsement Vote to Help Clinton
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3 Reasons To Be Worried About the Blackstone Group—and Their Friend, Hillary Clinton
Leaked emails show Clinton’s advisers sought to “develop a real relationship with" the controversial private equity firm.
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Leaked Emails Show Hillary Clinton Would Likely Continue the Worst Parts of Obama’s Economic Legacy
Confirming progressives' suspicions, Clinton is shown hewing to the center on banking and entitlements.
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On National Security, Trump and Clinton Found Plenty To Agree On
And it's all terrifying.
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Liberal Pundits Once Championed Government Transparency—Then Hillary Clinton Ran For President
Matt Yglesias and Kevin Drum have suddenly come out against open government, betraying a long journalistic legacy.
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“The fix is in”: How the Blair Government Helped U.K. Companies Profit From the Iraq War
Declassified documents from the lead-up to war show oil, gas and other corporations scrambling to capitalize on Iraq.
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Leaked DNC Emails Show How Blatantly Democrats Trade Access For Donations
The WikiLeaks dump reveals an entrenched pay-to-play culture within the Democratic Party.
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Disappointed By the Democratic Party Platform? Follow the Money.
Several delegates to the platform drafting committee have deep financial ties to conservative industries.
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Meet Chris Antal, the U.S. Army Chaplain Who Resigned Over the Drone Program
'We have morally disengaged, outsourcing our killing, forgetting that the bloodshed is on our hands too.'
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Blair to Bush on Day After 9/11: “Co-opt” Sympathy for the U.S. to Support Military Action
Declassified communications from the U.K. to the U.S. show the depth of Blair's commitment to toppling Saddam Hussein.
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A Newly Leaked Hillary Clinton Memo Shows How Campaigns Get Around Super PAC Rules
It's not that hard.
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Democrats Say Superdelegates Have Never Decided An Election. In 1984, They Thought the Opposite.
A review of newspaper reports from 1984 shows that Democratic officials believed the superdelegate system had "virtually assured" the nomination for the establishment candidate.
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Government Surveillance Can’t Prevent Attacks Like Orlando. We Shouldn’t Expand It Now.
We are already incredibly surveilled, yet this did nothing to keep us safer. Increasing surveillance won't help prevent future attacks.
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The Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Fight Has Gotten Nasty. But It’s Not Nearly As Bad As 2008.
Have we all forgotten how acrimonious Clinton vs. Obama was?
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Illinois College Faculty Say Continued Cuts Have ‘Ripped the Guts Out’ of Public Higher Ed
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One of the Inventors of Superdelegates Explains Why They Were Created: To Stop ‘Outlier Candidates’
A member of the 1982 commission explains why they created superdelegates and what they hoped to prevent.
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The Secret History of Superdelegates
In July, 712 Democratic officials will decide the nomination—just as the party planned it.
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Why Activists Today Should Still Care About the 40-Year-Old Church Committee Report
The Church Committee Report reveals the lengths the government was willing to go in order to crush grassroots activism and spy on American citizens.
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In Defending Hillary Clinton’s Emails, Obama Shows His Double Standard on Classified Info
The Obama administration has cracked down on whistleblowers and leakers while offering Clinton a pass.
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A Short History of the Media Smugly Dismissing Bernie Sanders’ Campaign at Every Step of the Way
Despite the fact that Sanders' campaign has only grown larger and larger, the media always bends over backwards to dismiss him.
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Chicago Airport Workers Join 9-City Strike Demanding Higher Wages and a Union
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Neocon War Hawks Want Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump. No Surprise—They’ve Always Backed Her
With Trump's impending nomination, neocons are reaffirming what they've always thought: Hillary Clinton's foreign policy is right up their alley.
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A Tale of Two Interviews: Chris Matthews Grills Bernie Sanders, Tosses Softballs to Hillary Clinton
And gives Clinton much more time to speak without interruption.
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I Saw the Good, Bad and Ugly of Donald Trump Supporters at His Chicago Rally
Not all Trump supporters in Chicago on Friday were racist. But some definitely were.
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A Chicago Cop Falsely Arrested Over 130 People for Drunk Driving. Anita Alvarez Didn’t Charge Him.
Alvarez's office had to drop dozens of charges the officer brought. Why didn't she prosecute him?
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Memo to Ted Cruz: Carpet Bombing Is, By Definition, a Human Rights Atrocity
The cavalierness with which "carpet-bombing" has been discussed by the Republican candidate ignores the horrific human cost of such actions.
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In Chicago, Bernie Sanders Spells Out His Theory of Political Revolution
In two separate events, Sanders lays out his vision of change from the bottom up, and why mobilizing the American people is key to enacting progressive policies.
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‘Bravo!’ Email Appears To Show Clinton’s Friend Congratulating Her on Bombing of Libya
The newly released email from Anne-Marie Slaughter belies Clinton's attempts to distance herself from the military intervention
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You Can Buy a Copy of Marx’s ‘Capital’ Signed by Carly Fiorina on eBay To Benefit Bernie Sanders
But time is running out.
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Bernie Sanders Was Right To Condemn Henry Kissinger. But Why Did He Praise Winston Churchill?
The former prime minister was, indeed, a "fan of regime change," among other things.
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Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Playbook Against Bernie Sanders Is a Lot Like Her 2008 Playbook Against Obama
Just about every attack that has been lobbed against Sanders thus far in the Democratic race was once hurled against Obama.
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Loyola Students Face Discipline for On-Campus Protest, Say Univ. Violating Social Justice Commitment
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The Lessons of Syriza’s Failed Push Against Austerity
Austerity policies haven't worked in Greece, but neither have the radical Left's efforts to push back against them.
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The Other Keystone: The Alberta Clipper, the Pipeline No One Is Talking About
The Alberta Clipper pipeline is already transporting huge quantities of oil, but is doing so under the radar.
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Students Say Loyola University Chicago Admins Punishing Participants in On-Campus Worker Protest
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The Right’s Anti-Minimum Wage Arguments Have Pretty Much Stayed the Same for 80 Years
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Hey Girl. Ryan Gosling Wants You to Watch This Video of Bernie Sanders Denouncing Racism.
The Hollywood star is asking followers to share a video of the presidential hopeful denouncing racism as a tool to divide and conquer ordinary Americans.
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Postal Workers Union Delivers Its Endorsement to Bernie Sanders
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New Hillary Clinton Emails Show She Wanted Credit for Libya Intervention in 2011. Now She Doesn’t.
The latest tranche of Clinton emails recalls her pivotal role in the U.S. intervention.
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The Democratic Party Just Declared Its Opposition to Keystone XL. Was It An Accident?
A DNC email bashing Keystone may force Obama to take a firm position on the issue.
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You Have Less Than Three Days To Bid on the Menstrual Blood Portrait of Donald Trump on eBay
Proceeds from the painting will go to an immigrant and workers rights organization in Portland.
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