Perhaps it was inevitable. There’s now a Sanders Institute in Burlington, Vermont — just launched by Jane Sanders, wife of the namesake — Sen. Bernard Sanders.
“During Bernie’s presidential campaign, I had the pleasure of traveling around this country, seeing its beauty and experiencing the passion and dedication of its people,” Mrs. Sanders says. “I came away with a determination to ensure those voices would be heard. I wanted to start an organization that would bring people together to learn from each other and discuss how to make our country and our democracy better.”
Well, OK. She seeks progressive solutions for the nation’s woes — and has enlisted the help of such “prominent progressive thinkers” as Cornel West, Harry Belafonte, Robert Reich and Ben Jealous. Fundraising is underway for the new group at, yes, Sandersinstitute.com.