‘Incredible’: New Poll That Shows 70% of Americans Support Medicare for All Includes 84% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans

By Julia Conley, Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Common Dreams Protesters at a Medicare for All rally in Los Angeles in 2017. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) As its progressive wing and a groundswell of new and energetic candidates continues to move the Democratic Party to the left, a new Reuters poll out Thursday shows that support for a key plank of this insurgency—Medicare for All—has hit an all-time …

Most Republicans now support a policy of Medicare for All too

‘Medicare for All’ vs. the European way By SUSAN CORNWELL in Washington, MICHAEL NIENABER in Berlin, COSTAS PITAS in London and RICHARD LOUGH in Paris A movement among left-wing Democrats in the United States has pushed the party toward wider support of a universal government healthcare program, similar to systems in several European countries. What left-wing Democrats want: “Medicare for …

Socialism on the Rise as Americans Seek Out Bold, Humane Alternatives to the Brutality of Trump and Capitalism

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Common Dreams by Jake Johnson, staff writer Bernie Sanders supporters prepare for a march at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year. Socialist groups are experiencing a surge in popularity, underscoring divisions within the Democratic Party. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The thousands of democratic socialists in the United States who have been organizing and fighting for justice in …