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Feel The Bern Yet?

In Donald Trump season, here comes a wildcard: a plodding, avowed socialist!

Feel The Bern Yet?
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Feel The Bern Yet?
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2016-02-29T18:16:14+05:30

Sanding It Clean

  • Sanders is at the helm of a campaign to raise the ­minimum wage for workers to $15
  • He co-sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act in 1993 to fight for reproductive rights for women
  • Sanders also wants  to decriminalise ­substance abuse and see it treated as a public heath issue

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Bernie Sanders is not afraid to wear his political conscience on his sleeve. The 74-year-old Vermont Senator, a self-decla­red democratic socialist, has been a crusader against the rising wealth gap in the US for decades. Yet, Sanders has so far rem­ained mostly on the fringes of American politics, despite being a seven-time Congressman and two-term Senator. So what explains his sudden rise to the national political stage in the US where talks of his winnability for the Democrat presidential nomination poses a serious challenge to an established act like Hillary Clinton?

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