First, it was in Greece, where citizens organized to take back their government from the wealthy elite. On Jan. 25, 45-year-old Alexis Tsipras won election as prime minister of Greece. He ran on the leftist third party Syriza platform, "Serve the people, not private interests."
On Jan. 31, thousands of Spaniards filled the streets of Madrid saying "No to austerity and yes to change," led by a new leftist party, Podemos (Spanish for "We Can"). Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is a 36-year-old political scientist.
The leaders of both these revolutions are young persons, and both represent a third party. Will it take a third party and younger citizens to take back our government from the control of our wealthy elite? Or do we still think that the Democrats or Republicans can do this?