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Why the name JackpineRadicals? Read about it here.


If you haven’t noticed, America’s 99% have gotten crushed over the past few decades.

What most families used to be able to achieve on one typical salary - owning a home and a car or two, putting the kids through college, and saving for retirement - can’t be done today even on two salaries! And while most Americans struggle, the wealthiest Americans grow richer and richer, year after year.

The rich get more, the rest of us less.


Jackpine Radicals is dedicated to promoting ideas and actions that will improve economic and social fairness in our country, and our world. That includes discussion and implementation of policies that work for all of us, and candidates for political office who favor these good policies. Broadly speaking, these are the types of policies implemented by 'Traditional' Democrats from the early 1930s until the mid 1970s, a period where the typical American's prosperity grew year after year.

Our Rules for Civil Discussion

See our Community Standards & Guidelines.

Promoting ideas that discriminate against people based on social status, gender, race, sexuality, income, and so forth is not permitted. We’re all plopped on this Earth and we do the best we can with what we got during our residence here. Let’s work to treat each other fairly.

General Guidelines

Our forums are for constructive discussion on moving this country back to the Left. Be yourself, but please use this general rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t say it at the dinner table, don’t say it here. Put another way: the golden rule applies here.

Here are a few other rules to live by on the forum:

1. Stay on topic.

If you really must wax poetic about Montaigne, discuss your favorite gazpacho recipe, or talk about what cute thing your cat is doing today, please take it on over to our Chit Chat forum. Try to keep the discussion related to the original poster's topic. Derailed conversations may be deleted by a moderator, especially since this is a well-known tactic to disrupt forums.

2. Don’t engage in flame wars.
They will simply not be tolerated. If things get out of control and a thread is hijacked, it will be closed. We have no tolerance for this kind of disruptive behavior. Users who break this rule will be banned, temporarily or permanently, depending on circumstances.

3. No personal attacks. None.
Attacking people instead of ideas leads to defensiveness and fighting rather than discussion and achievement, and turns discussion boards into @#$%. There are various ways to handle strong disagreements::

  • - "You're an idiot" - this is clearly a personal attack, and is not allowed
  • - "That's just stupid" - Slightly better, but still needlessly confrontational
  • - "That's a bit silly, because..." - OK
  • - "I disagree with you because..." - Best

4. Please don’t sell yourself.
We’ll delete any advertising or spam, and ban the user posting spam.

5. No sock or parody accounts

6. No duplicate articles within a 24 hour period in the same forum

7. Most Importantly, this website supports Bernie Sanders for President.
Please do not waste our time extolling the imaginary virtues of any other candidate or try to sneak them in pretending you're undecided, or pretending you're a Bernie supporter when all you can talk about is how wonderful Hillary is. We're not interested; find another site for that.

While we feel the disappointment of the endorsement, and we will not follow it, we understand the extreme pressure and threats put upon Senator Sanders.

Senator Sanders is still in the race and we are still with him.

You may voice your disappointment and discuss it. But we will not tolerate anyone throwing him under the bus. Attacks on Senator Sanders will be edited or deleted. Membership of the poster of any such attack may be suspended or completely removed.

Terms and Conditions

JackpineRadicals is a private web club and visiting this website or being a member is a privilege, not a right.

JackpineRadicals has full liberty to choose its members. We reserve the right to accept or reject any member signups, remove or banish any member from the site, grant and revoke any privileges to members within the site.

Members who are here for the right reasons and conduct themselves like mature, civilized adults will have no problems.

All content posted on JackpineRadicals by its members and visitors can be rejected, deleted, modified, edited by site administration if it violates our community guidelines.

Original content published on JackpineRadicals by its members or visitors belongs to Site administration in that visitors/members cannot ask that the posted content be removed or unpublished from the site later. If you have concerns about this, please contact the administrators. Basically, we are not going to delete all of someone's posts and threads if they leave.

Members are obligated to respect our site rules. Your registration serves as agreement that you respect our principals and goals and will abide by our civility rules. Now that we've gotten that nasty stuff out of the way, let's get to work!

Our first order of business: LET'S GET BERNIE SANDERS ELECTED!