Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what free market capitalism is.

Leading off the Wednesday edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell gave his best Chris Matthews “thrill up my leg” impression as he went overboard smiling and giggling over how the debate “went so well” for Hillary Clinton and “so perfectly that, at times, it was as if she had planned the whole thing” down to the questions and her chief opponent in socialist Bernie Sanders.


Veteran journalist Jeff Greenfield joined host Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word for some old-fashioned liberal punditry and expressed hope that the growing support for socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders could signal the “healthy” birth of “a socialist wing of the Democratic Party...that Europeans would recognize as a left wing.”