Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Rankin was not just a fighter for women’s rights. She fought for labor rights. She fought for the poor. She fought for peace. She fought for democratic elections and electoral reform. She saw politics not as a single issue but as a seamless web to give people structural voices and power against the few who rule over the many. She was incorruptible and opened the door for women entering electoral politics.
The black woman, historically, is not only criminalized for her skin, but for her gender identity. She is dismissed as “too aggressive” and “unintelligent” and then told she isn’t pretty enough.
Tulsi Gabbard is not your
average politician. She doesn’t fit into a specific box designed by corporatists and party-elites. She isn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs.
A socialist city councilwoman from Seattle declares war on both Republicans and Democrats.
If we suppress the urge to hate all things related to Donald Trump, we might find a rejection of
traditional gender roles in Mrs. Trump’s controversial absence, and thus a kernel of justice.
Barbara Madeloni is the twice-elected president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, who is known for her fiery stance against corporate influence in public education.
Ironically, the way Trump can win back voters whom he alienated by attacking science is through an idea that is at the core of science fiction. Unlike many infrastructure projects, expanding the Space Program would create jobs in almost all sectors of the economy.
The future of America’s health insurance, as well as the future of America as a whole, rests upon President Trump, a Republican, and the Republican-majority Congress. Let’s hope for our sake that they make the right choices.
Surrounding me was a massive crowd, and everyone was radiating positivity. I hadn’t felt so much positivity in the political atmosphere and general community ever before.
The two party system in the US leaves voters dissatisfied, but without a change to the voting process, there is little chance that a viable third party will emerge.