But what I have done, long before AOC was into politics, was follow https://www.hrw.org from its early days on Usenet and early Web in the early 1990s through to today.
Every year I look at only one country: UNITED STATES
and what we do at the border has its good years and bad years. Some years it deserves mention, some years it does not. They have to prioritize.
I’m a human rights guy not a politics guy.
I know if there WAS a viable left wing politician in the USA, I’d hear about it. I belong to at least a dozen “leftbook” groups, mostly funny memes, some serious.
I know who is blowing smoke out their ass and who is serious in those groups.