As a sitting US Senator Bernie Sanders is not an “outsider” in the same sense as Donald Trump, but he’s an “Independent” running in the Democratic primary.
He is a Democratic Socialist, which is out of the current mainstream. But, just as Trump gets the headlines, Sanders is getting the crowds.
Populism on the Left and the Right is shaping debate in the early days of both contests for presidential nominations.
Establishment leaders in both parties are faced with the same question: will the fire still be blazing or burned out by the time voters go to the polls?
Plus, the Obama administration responds to the heroin overdose epidemic, and Amazon's founder strikes back at the New York Times.
Image: Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally; Credit: Benjamin Kerensa