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In speech, Sanders defends democratic socialism label

Jun 13, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Senator Bernie Sanders waved to the audience after a George Washington University speech on Wednesday.

For five decades, Bernie Sanders has embraced the label of democratic socialism.

On Wednesday, he issued a robust defense of his core political beliefs, delivering a formal address on democratic socialism in what will amount to the most aggressive attempt yet to diffuse voter concerns about his electability.

Sanders — an independent senator who has not joined the Democratic ...