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Hillary Clinton

The gloves come off in the Democratic race

The gloves come off in the Democratic race

After cautious and civil sparring by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in their first New Hampshire encounter, they took off the gloves in their Democratic debate last week and defined the essential issues between them.

The first concerns health care. Mr. Sanders insists that the party should lead a popular "revolution" starting with truly universal health care run by the government. Ms. Clinton strenuously disagrees, arguing that so-called Obamacare should continue and be improved on an evolutionary basis through the private insurance industry.

"I don't want us to start over again," she said. "I think that would...