American-born Justin Lifflander, graduate of Cornell University, arrived in Russia (then the USSR) in 1987 as a driver-mechanic for the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.
I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.
Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena.
This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.
Instead of a life lived in dignity, many senior citizens have to scrimp, accept charitable hand-outs, and decide whether to pay for medicine or go hungry.
Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.
"Instead of going in to work at Verizon, I stood outside with a picket sign. I'm on strike because it's time for you to listen to us."
The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.
This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.