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Jonathan Bernstein

Clinton Cleans Up

She's just a better debater than the other candidates, in substance and style.
No 'magical solutions.'

No 'magical solutions.'

Photographer: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

The Democrats -- Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley -- put on another spirited debate. Granted, hardly anyone was watching on a Saturday night before Christmas.

Sanders did what he's in the contest to do: Make the case for the most liberal wing of the Democratic party. For him, it really does come down to the rich vs. the rest. His most telling moment was turning a question about domestic terrorism and ethnic profiling back to income inequality, saying, "I believe we stand together to address the real issues facing this country, not allow them to divide us by race or where we come from."