Despite the overblown criticism of the latest stimulus jobs numbers, job creation is lagging in the United States and the economy is clearly not working for the majority of American middle-class households.
All through this three day weekend we will see corporate America thanking Dr. King for his incredible efforts to free African-Americans and fight racial injustice -- but they will stop far short of the whole story.
The experiences of liberal elites are so outside of the mainstream that, very often, they just don't understand the working class. Very few have any experience living with or knowing working-class people.
It is clear that if we are to win the change we voted for last fall, and that many of us have worked for for years, we are gonna have to fight hard, and fight outside the normal Washington lobbying box.
If it were up to the House, we wouldn't be talking about dropping the public option for health insurance. Maybe we'd be talking about Medicare for All. That's why we need more progressive fighters in the Senate.