The debate about direction and agenda, the effort to dislodge entrenched interests has only just begun.
This country has had two major progressive populist moments in its history- around the turn of the last century and the New Deal era. If populists play things right, we might be on the verge of getting a third.
Public opinion matters a great deal in the American system of government, just as it does in any democracy. But it sure isn’t the only thing that matters, as the following true story demonstrates.