Bernie is dealing with real issues: control the 1 % has over the country, power of money in elections, massive disparity between the ultra-rich and millions who live in poverty.
Not since the days of Eugene Debs' bid for the presidency from his prison cell has a socialist candidate garnered so much attention and support.
Announcements by candidates running for president are coming fast and furious; the 2016 election campaign has begun.
"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."
Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.
The reawakening of a broad-based progressive coalition will have political consequences well beyond this election, through new electoral infrastructure.
What was supposed to have been a waltz into a second term for Emanuel has turned into a fight for his political life with challenger and longtime progressive Latino leader Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.
We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.
The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.