It was a rough year for politics. Trump remained President and an icon of fat acceptance despite being unable to assemble a respectable fast food spread, the press seemed to undermine Bernie Sanders, the Democrat contender who consistently beats him in polls. While Americans continued to be deprived of social benefits common to industrialized nations, conservative trolls got more attention than they deserve and distracted from real problems.
BTRtoday bid farewell to independent Presidential candidate Ross Perot and decried the current state of the Republican party. We explored political campaign songs. And yes, cried a bit about the future when no one was looking.
Here are our top political stories of the year.
Improving on Trump’s weak “great American food” spread.
America is one of the only industrialized nations without federal paid family leave. But progress could be on the horizon.
It’s not a harmless novelty when it’s organized by dangerous alt-right hustlers who don’t deserve a platform.
Even in death, Ross Perot is getting shorted on the respect he deserves.
The party of Lincoln has mutated into a political cult dedicated to snuffing out life whenever possible.
You can thank George Washington for hearing Dolly Parton and John Lennon at today’s campaign rallies.
Thousands of students and youth organizations marched in downtown Manhattan on Friday.
A reporter’s video appears to have distorted the senator’s skin tone, fueling perception of media bias.