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by Michael C. Keith

During his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders referred to Hillary Clinton as Secretary Clinton. His strategists believed that the term “secretary” conveyed inferiority, as in “She was only a secretary.”

When Sanders became president, he sought to eliminate all the titles in his administration beginning with “secretary.” Hence forth, they would be replaced with the term “commissar,” as in Commissar of Defense, Commissar of State, and Commissar of Education . . .

A Republican Congress was quick to strike down his initiative.