Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent who identifies himself as a Socialist, is running for president on the Democratic ticket. You may think, another socialist? But Sen. Sanders is at least open about his radicalism, and he has a constituency in the Democratic party.
Charles Lane discusses how the Democratic party has veered sharply to the left since Bill Clinton ostensibly brought the party to the center. Now Hillary Clinton is having to present herself as “progressive,” despite her corporate ties and her record. So now she is running against many of her husband’s policies. [Read more...]