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Vote First or Die

Shehryar Fazli Los Angeles Review of Books
The first-in-the-nation primary, in New Hampshire, looks to many like a quaint relic from a far different USA and a far different time. This book offers a tour of that primary's history and looks at why it endures.

The Charter School Primary

Rachel M. Cohen The American Prospect
Democrats running for president are distancing themselves from a charter school movement that once held powerful sway in the party.

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Bernie Sanders' Momentum Stalls In An Unlikely Place: Union Halls

Evan Halper Los Angeles Times
Despite Sanders’ deep support for labor, the national nurses’ organization that Almada sought to join is the only major union to endorse Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. It is dwarfed by much larger labor groups that are lining up with his arguably less committed, less reliable rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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