Thursday October 22, 2020

The Truths she holds

Democrats are hopeful that Kamala Harris is the type of modern candidate who can overturn the Republican juggernaut, but right-wing rivals are making much of her previous relationships, while left-wing critics question her links to powerful institutions and whether she is the right person to represent ordinary people

3rd February, 2019
Kamala Harris at the launch of her 2020 presidential campaign in Oakland, California last Sunday Pic: AFP/GETTY

The last Sunday in January is unseasonably warm in Oakland, San Francisco’s grittier but altogether more interesting neighbour across the Bay. From early morning, crowds have started to gather around 14th Street and Broadway, filling the streets that intersect with Oakland’s City Hall and Plaza.

The Plaza, a spacious amphitheatre that also serves as a local hangout and impromptu party spot in the evenings, has been sealed off. Police helicopters drone...

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