The Native American population turned out for the recent U.S. election in record numbers.
Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 650 stations in North America. Check out Democracy Now! on rabbletv.
Trump and Trumpism, embraced by over 70 million American voters in this past election, are the new embodiment of the Confederate states' so-called "lost cause" narrative.
With intense focus on the presidential election, the electoral successes of progressive congressional candidates has been overlooked.
"The founding fathers were really not inclined to have real popular choice of the people who would run our government," said the late historian Howard Zinn.
Almost all U.S. states are now experiencing a sustained surge of COVID cases, with a national average of over 60,000 new cases per day, and almost 1,000 daily deaths.
Donald Trump's pandemic response has cast a pall of death and economic calamity over the United States.
"Proud Boys, stand back and stand by," President Trump declared at his first presidential debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
The racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of Trump and his senior advisor Stephen Miller act as gasoline on the fire of abuse suffered by undocumented immigrant women.
No U.S. president, of any party, should be allowed to threaten the free press. It is essential to the functioning of a democratic society.
Trump is intent on releasing a vaccine before the November election, placing his lust for power above the urgent demands of public health.