Democracy Now! and the Bernie Sanders US revolution


From Democracy Now

With just weeks to go, polls show Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is edging ahead of front-runner Hillary Clinton in the primary season’s first two contests in the United States.

Numbers released this week give Sanders a five-point lead over Clinton in Iowa and a four-point lead in New Hampshire.

Sanders has also narrowed Clinton’s once commanding lead nationwide, pulling within seven points.

As the Democratic race tightens, The Nation magazine—the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States—has issued a rare endorsement.

On Thursday, the magazine ran the editorial “Bernie Sanders for President,” saying: “[Sanders] has summoned the people to a “political revolution”, arguing that the changes our country so desperately needs can only happen when we wrest our democracy from the corrupt grip of Wall Street bankers and billionaires.

“We believe such a revolution is not only necessary but possible—and that’s why we’re endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.”

This marks only the third time in the magazine’s 150-year history that it has endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, joins Democracy Now! to discuss.

Democracy Now! is an independent global television news hour that airs weekdays on the Public Broadcasting System in the US.

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