Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Progressive Platform in Democratic Party History | The Nation

How Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Progressive Platform in Democratic Party History | The Nation:



 " Before this primary season, the Democratic Party’s national platform had not been contested since 1988, when Jesse Jackson offered amendments on military policy, health care, and education, and introduced rules to diversify the party. The 1984 DNC witnessed four hours of platform discussion, which was nothing compared to the 17 hours of heated debate in 1980 over Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy’s fundamental split over unemployment and inflation."



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