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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really a socialist? | With Chris Cillizza

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really a socialist? | With Chris Cillizza

Two of the biggest names in Democratic politics — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — are actually democratic socialists. What does that mean? And are they actual socialists?

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on “Meet the Press” in July
https://nbcnews.to/2QfQnfh

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “socialism” https://bit.ly/2rgMX3C

Some other things President Trump said at his Las Vegas rally
https://cnn.it/2Nuk6nD

Democratic Socialists of America define themselves https://bit.ly/2N8LxP3

Gallup poll on socialism and capitalism
https://bit.ly/2MERhjX

NBC New/Wall Street Journal poll on (among many other things) capitalism https://bit.ly/2N8RviC

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