A poll just released depicts a city that is losing faith in its basic public institutions, from the police to the mayor's office.
The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.
Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.
Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016.
If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.
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.
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."