Lower income and special needs populations are likely to suffer most acutely from reductions in state and local services. It is essential to have a realistic conversation about who, what and where we are cutting.
Stewart's rally is not a political event aimed at informing grassroots progressive activists such as union members. It is an "entertainment event," in the tradition of Glenn Beck, aimed at increasing ratings so Comedy Central can make bigger profits.
When historians look back on the 2010 election, it will be remembered for three things -- a bad economy, the rise of the Tea Party, and the undertow of anonymous corporate money. Time for a pro-democracy Tea Party.
When labor leaders in Washington aggressively back anti-labor Democrats and/or refuse to follow up their own threats with action, those labor leaders are destructively undermining the political agenda of their rank-and-file membership.
there is substantially more discussion in the blogosphere about cultural issues (whatever stupid thing Sarah Palin said today) important to urban professionals on the East and West Coast than trade issues important to steelworkers in the Midwest.