In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.
The loss of a child is perhaps the most devastating loss a human being can suffer. The short and long term effects of the pain which affects a parent after the death of a son or daughter are unfathomable.
Cindy Lee Sheehan could be the prior decade's Occupier: she went where she wasn't welcome, claimed a patch of land that wasn't hers, was surrounded by unfriendly forces, but tenaciously continued to exercise her first amendment right.
Undeniably, military might and corporate cachet will be front and center in the Just Imagine Rose Parade. But, immediately following the might and money march comes the occupiers' march -- the people's march.
Now comes the true test for the progressive movement. Will progressives who vehemently oppose Nancy Pelosi's failed Congressional leadership come forward to help Cindy Sheehan
challenge Pelosi for her seat in San Francisco's 8th Congressional District? I know I will.