They promised to challenge the corrupt establishment. But after being elected president, both committed political fraud.
They represent everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton should tell them to take a hike.
More protests are expected Wednesday after the release of video footage showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke.
A judge in Cook County, Ill., charged Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder Tuesday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year. Updated
For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.
In America, there is regular ol' corruption, and then there is Chicago Corruption, with a capital "C."
The people of Chicago are learning how to disturb, embarrass and block the ambitions of socially destructive politicians and corporate executives, Rick Perlstein of The Nation magazine reports.
While the superrich themselves live in an age of precarity due to the free-market economics they support, they largely escape its consequences through obscene amounts of wealth that enable them to buy private solutions to public problems.
The Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 of the city's public schools as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to save more than $500 million, or half the district's deficit. Some 30,000 students will be affected, about 90 percent of them African-American.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s current attempt to close down 54 public schools largely inhabited by poor minorities is one more example of a savage, racist neoliberal system that uses the politics of austerity and consolidation to further disenfranchise unskilled youths in the inner city.