Did America Misjudge Bernie Sanders? Or Did He Misjudge America?

Throughout his insurgent campaign, he remained steadfast in his radical vision — and forced a reckoning for the Democratic Party. To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On the afternoon of Saturday, March 7, Bernie Sanders stood in an empty conference room in a hotel in downtown Chicago, looking quietly agitated, like a man trying to figure out how to be in seven places at once. A couple of blocks away in Grant Park, where Barack Obama gave his soaring victory speech in November 2008, thousands of supporters awaited him as the sound system blasted a medley of songs with a familiar lyrical theme: “talkin’ ’bout a revolution” (by Tracy Chapman), “the revolution starts now” (Steve Earle), “burn, baby, burn” (the Trammps) “so let the revolution begin” (Flogging Molly). In a few minutes, one of his warm-up acts, a local teachers’ ­union organizer named Stacy Davis Gates, would be pointedly warning the crowd, “See, moderation is a dream ­killer.” And then, “Moderation is inhumane.” At the park and in the conference room, the air was charged with a state of urgency that did not yet approach panic but was not so distant...

Lightning Bolt & Supply, Inc. has announced the completion of the latest capital investment. These enhancements

Lightning Bolt & Supply, Inc. has announced the completion of the latest capital investment. These enhancements include a significant increase in their manufacturing capabilities including additional threading, bending, tapping machines, and PTFE/Xylan®/Teflon® line designed for fasteners. Commonly used in the oil & gas/off-shore industry, PTFE coated fasteners are often referred to by their trade names, Xylan® or Teflon®. These coatings come in a variety of colors, have a very low coefficient of friction, and offer outstanding resistance to corrosion. “When you service critical industries such as Oil & Gas, Petro-Chem, & Power-Gen, they often have urgent needs… and when they need PTFE coated bolts, they simply don’t always have the time to wait,” said Sharon Valverde, Lightning Bolt’s President. “Secondary services that custom coat Xylan stud bolts, PTFE B7 cap screws, or Teflon nuts can often take days… In fact, we are the only company in the state that have these capabilities.” This is, “Just in time for the up-coming turn-around season,” exclaimed Randy Rose, Lightning Bolt’s Sales Manager. By coupling new manufacturing with additional n...

DIY Workshop: How to build a speaker cabinet (Part Two)

The woodwork is mostly complete, but a lot of work still needs to be done before our DIY combo cabinet looks the part. Time to tackle the tweed. At the end of Part One, we signed off with the speaker baffle finished, but loosely screwed into the routed rebates in the cabinet panels. It’s time to make things more permanent and for this, I mix up another quantity of Cascamite glue. Cascamite doesn’t stick plastic or metal and doesn’t require a huge amount of clamping force. There’s also a nice long open time, so I can feel relaxed about glueing in the baffle. Before glueing, I drill pilot holes for self-tapping screws all around the baffle’s outer edge. With the glue spread all over the baffle rebate surfaces, I drop the baffle into position and tighten all the screws. The baffle sits flush, no clamps are required and after the glue has set completely, I’m able to remove the screws. Cascamite needs about 24 hours to cure and the best way to be sure is to keep the excess glue in your mixing tub. Once that glue has become crystalline and brittle, you know it has set. Now it’s time to rectify my oversight when routing the rebate channels. I went all the way to the ends of the panels...