The Sunday talks shows are already full of discussion about potential 2016 presidential candidates. Two familiar names are being bandied around: Bush and Clinton. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are considered the most likely contenders.
It is the perfect demonstration of the two-party lock on power in the United States. Not only do Democrats and Republicans maintain a hold on government at all levels, there are favored dynasties within those parties.
"There is no way you can call this a democracy," former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said in a conversation with Sputnik.
"The press is completely in collusion with the economic elite in this country," Stein said. "We are experiencing a press blackout and lockout of third party candidates."
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The Green Party of New York condemns the killings of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. We extend our condolences and prayers to their families and friends, just as we have previously done to the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Violence is not the path to peace or justice.
Our city is in dire need of healing and we will continue strive to contribute to that process.
All residents of our city are entitled to be treated with respect and to be free from the threat and use of violence. The dignity and value of each individual should be cherished and not judged based on the color of their skin or uniform, national origin, language, religion, age or sexual orientation.
The purpose of a police force should be to provide for the safety of the community and its members. We must redouble our efforts to establish trust, communication and solidarity.