Contrasts Could Hardly Be Sharper as Dems Debate in Brooklyn

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off during Thursday's Democratic debate. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

As two candidates sparred, the raucous New York crowd marked their approval and disapproval with volleys of both cheers and boos.

In a contentious and sometimes “feisty” debate in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday night the contrasts between Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was once again made stark.

On key issues—including fracking and climate change; Wall Street and corporate influence; regime change in Iraq, Libya, and Syria; the road towards peace in Israel and Occupied Palestine; and the difference between bold domestic visions and benign incrementalism—the two candidates sparred back and forth as the raucous crowd marked their approval and disapproval with volleys of cheers and boos.

A selection of available clips of key exchanges follow.

Bernie Sanders on Clinton: ‘I do question her judgment…’:

Sanders and Clinton battle over big banks:

Clinton pressed about releasing speech transcripts:

Clinton defends her role in Libya:

Clinton, Sanders have tense exchange on Israel and rights of Palestinians:

Watching the debate as it unfolded, critical observers on the left offered their reactions in real-time:

On whether Clinton will release transcripts of her paid speeches to Wall Street:

On “raising the cap” and expanding Social Security benefits:

Discussing whether Israel’s attack on Gaza in 2014, which killed thousand of civilians (including many hundreds of children), was “disproportionate”:

On regime change in Iraq, Libya and Syria:

Do the candidates oppose fracking?:

Sanders asks Clinton to support a “carbon Tax” to address global crisis of climate change:

This post first appeared in Common Dreams.

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