18 May 2016
As the primary season gets under way in the 2016 Presidential election,
the nation’s political focus is squarely on candidates from the two main
parties, the Democrats and the Republicans.
Both parties have had a tumultuous time of it already. It’s a year
for outsiders. On the Republican side, billionaire Donald Trump, whose
outrageous ethno-nationalism has won him a devout following in the
country’s right wing, is the party’s presumptive nominee.
The Democrats are facing the possibility of an upset from surging
independent Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a nominal socialist from Vermont,
has upended what was supposed to be a smooth nomination/coronation for
With all the excitement, it’s easy to forget that there are other
candidates in the race for the presidency, outside of the two major
parties. I am proud to feature a conversation with Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, the Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party USA. Soltysik is running for president alongside activist and organizer Angela Nicole Walker.