2020 Spotlight: Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ignited a political revolution when he rose to prominence in 2016 as one of the top presidential contenders. Although he lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton in the last election cycle, Sanders decided to embark on his second presidential bid in February 2019 as the independent outlier who helped push the Democratic party to the left. Sanders' political career has been almost Sisyphean, with many failures to boot. However, the "democratic socialist" always found a way to turn around his fortunes. For eight years, Sanders served as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Sanders was nominated for a Grammy in 2017 for "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In." His major policy planks include Medicare-for-all, a $15 per hour minimum wage, free public college and Wall Street reform. As the 2020 presidential race heats up, is the 77-year-old progressive senator still a force to be reckoned with in a packed field of candidates who have adopted many ideas that he championed? Read and decide.

2020 Spotlight: Bernie Sanders