Magazine May 9, 2016, Issue

The Empty Pantsuit

Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential-primary debate in Brooklyn, April 14, 2016 (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty)

Brooklyn – Daniel and Rachel are Hillary Rodham Clinton voters, part of a crowd that merrily taunts her rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, with the chant Send Bernie home! Send Bernie home! When the right-wing provocateur who has infiltrated the crowd suggests that this is a peculiar thing to chant in Brooklyn, inasmuch as, as anybody with ears knows, Senator Sanders grew up in Brooklyn, about eight miles away from the Brooklyn Navy Yard (where we’re waiting for the candidates to show up and debate, or at least to engage in the weird and backward performance-art spectacles that we insist on pretending

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