Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman
Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman

Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman

Want more political Bordo? This follow-up and companion collection to The Destruction of Hillary Clinton travels the years from 2016-2019 through pieces and posts on the people, events, and issues that marked that momentous period, from Trump's inauguration to the beginnings of the 2020 Democratic primary contest.
And then I wrote a book about the 2016 election…
And then I wrote a book about the 2016 election…

And then I wrote a book about the 2016 election…

The following is excerpted from my latest collection of essays, Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman and other Writings on Politics and the Media 2016–2019. Despite the title, the collection is not primarily about Bernie Sanders. However, the following excerpt, which describes some of my experiences with the media after publishing a book supportive of Hillary Clinton, does contain material that Sanders supporters may find provocative and perhaps offensive.

Was Clinton On-Target about the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”?
Was Clinton On-Target about the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”?

Was Clinton On-Target about the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”?

My editor advised that I relegate only a brief discussion of Hillary’s comments about a “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” to a footnote in my last book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton. I accepted her advice, but I no longer think a footnote is sufficient. What follows contains some material from that footnote, but is greatly expanded and detailed. It appears in Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman and Other Writings on Politics and the Media 2016–2019.

Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman
Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman

Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman

At the end of a chapter in my book about the 2016 election, I described a student’s reaction to our discussions of the double-binds and double-standards that Hillary Clinton had to face, almost on a daily basis.“It sounds like Hillary was damned no matter what she did,” the student remarked.

History Lesson for a Young Sanders Supporter
History Lesson for a Young Sanders Supporter

History Lesson for a Young Sanders Supporter

I am one of those “over 65” women who belong to the faceless, aging “demographic” with a Hillary sign on my front lawn. For weeks I’ve listened, fists clenched, while 19-year-olds and media pundits alike lavish praise on Bernie Sanders for his bold, revolutionary message and scorn Hillary for being “establishment.”