What the Democrats needed to do this week was very clearly lay out what they had intended to accomplish during the first term and why it didn't happen. Which nobody did. Not in the specifics necessary to cut through the Koch money we're going to be drowning in.
A brief flash of TV footage underscores a huge problem for all card-carrying Medicare recipients: they are sitting targets for identity theft. We need a paradigm shift in the way we see identify theft: the ultimate guardian of the consumer is the consumer.
The Democrats are the only ones who have a specific plan to improve quality in health care, access to affordable coverage, and ultimately a way to control costs. The Republicans? Repeal. No real plan to replace.
From 3D nail art with patriotic razzle-dazzle to oversized shawls with photorealistic images of President O., the message was loud and clearly creative. Strikingly partisan headpieces created millinery magic and designer sneaks shouted "go bold or go home."
2012 is truly an election about science. Science is truly a differentiator between the parties -- with climate science being the most extreme example of this. And on this, the American public (and America's scientists) are not sympathetic to the Republican Party.
The tough part about this is pretty simple stuff. If the media isn't reporting a problem, it's much less likely to get solved.
It was the Democrats' turn this week to try to mend some boo-boos about religious intolerance at their convention in Charlotte, N.C.
A "social issue" is where to seat people at a dinner table. It's code for "lady things" -- these are words whose only purpose is to trivialize ideas central to our future well-being and democracy by virtue of associating them with women.
If Romney is elected, Koch's profits, not America's welfare, will lead the White House must do list.
We always sawy live in a cocoon here in San Francisco, a place where politics act a little differently than they do in other parts of the country. Are we marginalizing ourselves, removing our thoughts and causes from the national discourse?
What is striking about Kerry's stewardship in the past two years is the comradeship he has forged with foreign dignitaries and with Republican committee members to create a small, effective bastion of bipartisan cooperation on matters essential to the nation's national security.
Progressives now have a clearer vision, one that has been repeated often by speakers at the DNC -- most notably by Bill Clinton and Sister Simone Campbell Tuesday night: We're all in this together.
Over the last two weeks, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions dominated the news cycle, so it's no surprise that they each got a lot of ...
We are the smallest, most beleaguered minority in America today. When we squeeze the middle class and consolidate money upwards, all we're doing is protecting our minority rights.
Everyone would like to be as memorable and effective a speaker as Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. And the fact is that anyone can because there is really just one big secret to being a memorable speaker -- knowing how to use the figures of speech.
Photo Credit: MALACHI SEGERS/Youth Radio Confetti and cheers as the first family took the stage at the close of the DNC Thursday. By: Malachi Sege...