Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia and a Muslim, wins the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th District congressional seat, hoping to succeed Keith Ellison.
The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.
With the November midterms on pace to shatter records for political spending, it's not just key battlegrounds seeing a surge. Restless donors are funding little-known campaigns in places they never have before to help underdog Democrats.
There is a very real possibility of a rogue constitutional convention—empowering extremists to radically reshape the Constitution, our laws and our country.
Sharice Davids, an attorney and activist, shatters the mold for a congressional primary winner from the ruby red state. She will face four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November.
About half of the entire private-sector workforce has no employer-sponsored retirement plan. Several states are trying to address this, but the investment industry is aggressively seeking to block them.
The rare example of an activist politician able to work effectively from within the American political system, Dellums distinguished himself by taking strong stances about divisive issues in America and on the global stage.
American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson’s White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics
He was a historic champion of the common man, but he was also a power-obsessed bigot and perhaps the most divisive U.S. president ever.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' plan "invests in our neglected infrastructure, ends the systematic inequality in our tax system by making corporations pay their fair share, and stops the rising cost of drugs."
Going to the polls in November and changing leadership in Congress may be the only way to hold the Trump administration accountable.