In the comment thread of Gail Collins‘ 5.12 N.Y. Times piece titled “Bring Hillary and Bernie Together,” R. Adelman of Philadelphia replied as follows: “Though I support Mrs. Clinton, since her policies fall in the category of pragmatic progressivism, which has proven efficacious in the past (including during the previous administration), I am glad that Sen. Sanders persists. Yesterday he said that the American government bailed out the big banks, so now it’s their turn to help indebted college students by bailing them out, and I thought that was a reasonable statement. Sanders improves the party’s social conscience — something often lacking in the opposing party — and that improves the Democratic platform. While Secretary Clinton is the best candidate and it’s her turn, it’s fitting and proper that Sen. Sanders should persist…as a kind of conscience for the party.”