We know women have to jump through hoops to do well at the polls -- be qualified, likable, warm, strong, competent, compassionate, polished but not too pretty -- and the list goes on. Time and again, we see women up for the challenge.
Change is possible. There's a strong alignment between the interests and desires of most voters and those of small and medium-sized businesses. People overwhelmingly support increasing tax contributions from large corporations.
No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama's State of the Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there's a background story on getting to the president's message last night.
The anti-Amendment-One campaign has reframed the perennial anti-gay "kids" message. According to prominent pollster Celinda Lake, if they can raise the money to air TV ads, Amendment One could be stopped, and this could change the LGBT movement forever.
You could have dismissed Virginia as leaning conservative and New Jersey as unique in their anger at Corzine. But there is no excuse for Massachusetts, and three is an undeniable trend. Is it fair to blame that problem on Kaine?