Why the Black Lives Matter Campaign Matters to Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is unlikely to be the Democratic nominee, but he is having an impact on the primary race in several ways. First, he has helped focus the Democratic discourse on economic questions. Hillary Clinton, who remains by a very large margin the Democratic frontrunner, has kept economic questions at the center of her campaign. While most Democrats focus on the economy more than other issues, Mr. Sanders may have succeeded in moving the frontrunner's economic positions leftward.

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