Being somewhat of a [ahem] regular reader at Lex's, I have come to learn a fair bit about American politics. A lot more than ever before. In fact, perhaps really more than I want to know. More than what's good for me... Nah, I shouldn't say that, I actually find most of it pretty interesting.
Anyway, through Lex (and punky d at Take Five), I have been following the story of the protestors and the US Marine Recruting Station in Berkley, California. Lex has linked before on occasion to this same site, somebody obviously local to the area, who attends and takes photographs at these protests, then puts up these amazing 'photo-essays'.
I would seriously suggest you check out this one that Lex linked to today. Scroll down through the whole thing. There are two pages and it's well worth the look. Then come back and tell me what you think, okay?