Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Why Bernie Should Stay in the Race & other Super Tuesday analysis

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This week on Tell Me More with John Fugelsang on XM Insight Channel 121, we had a lively discussion about Super Tuesday, the protesters, and the purpose of receiving endorsements from people like Ben Carson. This is my first show as a weekly contributor so I hope you enjoy it and will tweet me what you think.

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