"America will never be a socialist country," President Donald Trump said during his 2020 re-election kickoff last month.
Joe Biden may be the front-runner, but the senator from Vermont set the terms of the conversation.
JPMorgan CEO rebuked by presidential candidate after saying a socialist course for country would be a "huge mistake"
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday will give an address to discuss the concepts of democratic socialism, casting his left-leaning ideology as a counter to President Trump and a necessary ideology to win back power for Democrats.
"As Democrats, if we don't define a clear space between us and socialism, we run the risk of helping to reelect the worst president in American history," John Hickenlooper said after his speech.
The president is campaigning against socialism. New polling suggests he is failing.
Republicans are mortally afraid not so much of socialism as of equality with people they see as inferior.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon decries socialism. Unless of course it's the banks that need a government bailout, says Robert Reich, former US secretary of labor
Vice President Mike Pence also said it was freedom, not slavery, that ended two World Wars, ignoring the role played by the communist Soviet Union.
"Fox & Friends" weekend co-host Pete Hegseth said Sunday that Rep. A
Trump's cry of "socialism" to describe Democratic policies has a long and discreditable history.
The Democratic Party has moved left, with some proudly embracing "socialist" as part of their political identity. But most of their ideas are hardly out of Karl Marx's playbook.
It's the wealthiest Americans who are getting something for nothing, writes Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor
"Ten years ago -- hell, two -- I never would have believed I'd be reading this. Please let's not squander this once in a lifetime opportunity."
It's the latest in a career of fact-free fear mongering and racism.
Since Trump took power, membership of the Democratic Socialists of America has leapt from 6,000 to 47,000 - and even conservatives are struggling to articulate what is so bad about free education and healthcare
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"What we fight for is not just popular in Vermont, Queens, and the Bronx, it's popular everywhere."