2016 Elections

'Establishment': A Dirty Word for Candidates

Everybody wants to rule the world, but nobody wants to be an insider.

Planned Parenthood is definitely Establishment.

Photographer: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Is Planned Parenthood part of the Establishment with a capital E? It’s a signal of the upside-down nature of the current political campaign that Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a dust-up over exactly that question. Their dispute carries a lesson about how desperately we long to believe that we’re all outsiders.

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