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2016 Primary Results Indicate Many Independents Are Not Moderates

By sheer statistical coincidence, the percentage of Americans who self-identify as independents (approximately 40 percent) is nearly identical to the percentage of Americans who self-identify as moderates. This coincidence has nurtured a common misunderstanding: that independents are mostly moderates who … Continue reading

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Expanding Access to Care: How Bernie Sanders May Get Single-Payer After All

Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has made health care a central plank in his platform. At a rally on July 30 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sanders declared that “we need to expand Medicare to cover every man, … Continue reading

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Independent Bernie Sanders Enters Presidential Race; Challenges Hillary’s Claim over Democratic Party

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will officially announce his presidential candidacy, becoming the first candidate to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Cognizant of the dissatisfaction Americans feel toward both major political parties, and aware of many progressives’ disillusionment with the Democratic Party, Sanders … Continue reading

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