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.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the deadly violence in Virginia, and a day before a new white nationalist rally in Washington, D.C., Truthdig is reposting Michael Nigro's acclaimed photo essay of the 2017 demonstration. He was the first person struck by an automobile driven into the crowd there.
The U.S. and other "advanced" nations have created a global class structure shaped by shocking inequality and poverty. Worse, it’s accelerating the race to ecological disaster.
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.