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This Ad Will Show You Exactly Why Bernie Sanders Is Surging In The Polls (Video)

Even though Hillary Clinton may wind up winning the Democratic nomination, you have to tip your cap to Bernie Sanders. He has made what many thought was a foregone conclusion into one hell of a close race. Could Sanders still overtake Clinton in the battle for convention delegates? Time will tell.

A new ad released by the Sanders campaign gives you some idea why Sanders is doing so well and making this entire 2016 process such a nip and tuck event. The ad begins with a simple but profound statement:

“What does it mean to lead a moral life? When we talk about morality, and when we talk about hope, we have to understand that there is no justice when so few have so much and so many have so little. There is no justice when the top 1/10th% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.”


Then the Senator from Vermont reminds us that in America we spend our resources on the wrong things:

“How can we talk about morality and justice when we turn our backs on the children of our country? We have in this country sufficient amounts of money to put more people in jail than any other country on earth but apparently we do not have enough money to provide jobs and education to our young people.”

Take a look at this ad and share it with others you know who feel the same way. This message must be heard by everyone.

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Father Of Muslim American War Hero Takes On Islamophobic Trump

Captain Humayun S. M. Khan was a true American hero.

In June of 2004, Captain Khan was serving in Iraq with the 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. He was at a designated military checkpoint when a vehicle with two men inside approached. Khan immediately yelled for his squad to “hit the dirt” when the driver didn’t stop as he had ordered. Khan continued to walk toward the vehicle as his fellow soldiers complied with his orders. The vehicle exploded and killed Captain Khan.

For his service to his country, Captain Khan was posthumously awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was also laid to rest with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Captain Khan was also a proud Muslim American.

And now his father, Khizir Khan, has something very important to say to the Islamophobic Donald Trump. It is a message all Americans need to hear.

Khizr Khan told Vocativ:

“Muslims are American, Muslims are citizens, Muslims participat[e] in the well-being of this country as American citizens. We are proud American citizens. It’s the values [of this country] that brought us here, not our religion. Trump’s position on these issues do not represent those values.”

Mr. Khan also noted that there was a reason his son joined the armed forces in the first place and made the sacrifice he did on that fateful day in 2004:

“We still wonder what made him take those 10 steps [towards the car]. Maybe that’s the point where all the values, all the service to country, all the things he learned in this country kicked in. It was those values that made him take those 10 steps. Those 10 steps told us we did not make [a] mistake in moving to this country. These were the values we wanted to adopt. Not religious values, human values.”

As Captain Khan’s obituary states so eloquently, so movingly:

“His colleagues and superiors remembered him for his courage, honesty, sense of humor and grace while in the field, even under pressure. Captain Khan’s colleagues eulogized his exemplary services and praised him for the leadership he provided to his troops.”

It should also be pointed out that Muslim Americans have served honorably in the U.S. military since the American revolution. They fought in the trenches of World War I. They stormed the beaches at Normandy in World War II, winning decisive victories over Germany and Japan. Many are also engaged in our current battle against extremists such as ISIS.

So if anyone is a threat to this country, it is not Muslim Americans. It is bigoted, narrow-minded merchants of hate and division such as Donald Trump.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Bryan Cranston’s Message To Dick Cheney: ‘Shame On You’ For What You Did To America

I want to say right up front that Bryan Cranston is one of my favorite actors working today. I was a huge fan of “Breaking Bad,” and one of the main reasons I watched it so faithfully was because Cranston has such an amazing ability to bring reality and depth to the characters he plays.

And after reading what he said during an interview with “The Daily Beast,” I like Cranston even more.

Cranston had this to say about the subject of former Vice President Dick Cheney aka Dr. Evil. Talking about politicians using fear to motivate voters to cast their ballots, Cranston remarked:

“We saw that in the middle of George W. Bush’s presidencyDick Cheney said something to the effect of, ‘If Bush isn’t reelected, there will be another attack on American soil.’ That’s nothing but fear mongering.”

Then Cranston added that he had three simple words for Cheney:

“And shame on him. If I ever get a chance to meet him, I would say those three words: Shame on you.”

During the extensive interview, Cranston also lamented the way in which conservatives have sought to demonize the concept of socialism:

“It has been demonized—and they’ve done well. What the public perceives to be the truth is how they behave—and how they respond—and they were able to get this sensibility out and scare the people into thinking that this was happening.”

Despite his strong political beliefs, Cranston also said that actors who are conservative should not be ostracized just because they disagree with liberals in Hollywood:

“The biggest problem I think we have is the polemic nature of politics, and in Hollywood, it’s castigating someone who doesn’t think the same as you and branding them the villain. I look at Fox News and I honestly don’t demonize them at all; I honestly believe that what they’re saying they believe in, and for that I can’t fault them. I disagree, but I hope they can say the same about me—that I’m truly fighting for what I think are in the best interests of the country—because I think they are, too.”

Bryan Cranston: Great actor and great American.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.