Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Running for President. Here’s a Sampling of His Greatest Hits

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) officially announced today that’s he’s running for president. The self-described socialist faces long odds in the Democratic primary, but chances are good that he’ll at least force a discussion on issues dear to liberals. Here are some highlights of the best of Mother Jones coverage of Sanders:

The Progressive Coalition obviously never went national in the way Sanders had envisioned. But in 1991, a year after he was elected to Congress, he founded something more enduring: the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Since then, Sanders’ view of third parties has evolved: “No matter what I do,” he told Mother Jones last month, “I will not play the role of a spoiler who ends up helping to elect a right-wing Republican.”

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