In the aftermath of this bitterly fought, often crude, vastly expensive and punishingly long election, two questions dominate: How did this happen, and where do we go from here?
U.S. progressive politics
There's no real capitalism any more, plutocracy rules everywhere -- which is basically Bernie Sanders's stump speech. Rick Salutin looks at the Sanders effect in U.S. politics.
On January 21, President Obama delivered an inspiring inaugural speech: he insisted that what was distinctive about the United States was its commitment to equality, quoting the Constitution.
It is the continued responsibility of the national electorate, as well as international activists, to make sure that the elected representative implements what he and his party have promised.
Joshua Kahn Russell
I've been thinking a lot lately about the activist filter bubble, the reverberating echo-chamber of insular social media and political networks that keeps progressives marginal.
Sarah van Gelder
The fire this time -- In Wisconsin, public employees and their supporters are drawing the line at Governor Scott Walker's plan to eliminate collective bargaining and unilaterally cut benefits.