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The 11th Democratic Primary Debate: “Bernie’s Last Stand.”

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By Michelle D. Bernard. Originally published in Politico Magazine on March 16, 2020 at 01:35 AM EDT. AP Photo/Evan Vucci For Bernie Sanders, the 11th Democratic primary debate was Custer’s Last Stand. And Sanders was Custer. It was the effective end of democratic socialism. Like Custer, in the short term, many will romanticize Sanders’ loss. […]

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The 10th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “It was Exhausting”

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Win McNamee/Getty Images Published in Politico Magazine, 02/26/2020 01:41 AM EST By, Michelle D. Bernard In the wake of Sanders’ decisive victory in Nevada with a broad coalition that included the largest number of nonwhite voters in the state, I could see why so many “feel the Bern.” I saw why so many Americans of […]

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The 9th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “Bloomberg Failed Miserably”

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By, Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 02/20/2020 01:50 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. After 10 weeks of hype, millions of dollars spent on ads, endorsements from highly respected members of the African American community […]

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The 8th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “Maybe It’s the Opie Taylor Thing He Has Going On”

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By Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 02/08/2020 01:27 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. One week after Iowa, the winner of the night was ABC’s Linsey Davis. Her performance in the two debates she has […]

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The 7th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “The Clear Winner Is Biden”

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By Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 01/15/2020 02:42 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Anne O’Hare McCormick, the renowned foreign news correspondent and a woman ahead of her time, once said: “The real test of […]

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The 6th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: #DebateSoWhite

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Remember #OscarsSoWhite? I’m now thinking, #DebateSoWhite! The contrast in the demographic makeup of those who made it to Thursday night’s debate stage as opposed to those who stood there only a few short weeks ago was enough to give viewers a near fatal case of whiplash.

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The 5th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: Kamala Harris Showed Up for Black Women

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Harris won the debate when she fired off these seventeen words: “A criminal is living in the White House,”“Justice is on the ballot,” and “Show up for me.”

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The 4th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate—Black Women, and Victims of Police Brutality, Were Ignored Again.

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If the Democrats are to win this election, it will not be by flipping Trump voters; it will be because they gave their own side reasons to leave home or work, go to the polls, possibly fight off attempts to suppress their votes, stand in long lines and vote in droves.

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The 3rd 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate — Kamala Harris Won—and Black Women Did Too.

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By Michelle D. Bernard, Published in Politico Magazine, June 27, 2019 Kamala Harris won—and black women did too. Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Fifty years after the election of Shirley Chisholm as the first African-American woman to serve […]

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The 1st 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate—The Dark Horse of the Night was John Delaney.

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The odds are anyone’s guess, but Delaney could prove to be the younger, gaffe-free, liberal, work-yourself-up-from-the-bootstraps, white, male, working-class alternative to Joe Biden.

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