How could the Forward, which built its reputation on its staunch Socialist politics, have gotten in bed with the Democrats?
The old Forward’s insistence on the importance of democracy wasn’t just an exercise in hope. It was also, consistently, an exercise in rage.
“Sister! Have the women in your home registered? Appoint a committee in your tenement, and go find this out.”
The Forward’s visual approach to the democratic process was brash, imaginative, idiosyncratic and often fun.
In the history of American politics, concerns over voter access are hardly new.
America was the land of opportunity. And the emblem of that opportunity was the vote.