Without a sustained push by every element of the broad progressive coalition, including LGBT Americans, this fall's elections could spell a catastrophic reversal of fortune for LGBT equality on the national scene.
With the increasing chance of Republicans taking control of at least one house of Congress, I hereby invoke Aretha Franklin to deliver a simple message to the voters of America on this important election: Think!
Franklin & Marshall 9/20-26/10; 436 likely voters, 4.7% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (F&M release) Pennsylvania 2010 Senate 38% ...
But wait -- we're supposed to be gentle, Our comments more gracious, more kind, so say what you must in a whisper: These people are out of their mind!
The emergence of successful Tea Party candidates in key Republican primaries is one of the few bright spots for the Democratic Party in this otherwise daunting election season for Democrats.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Pat Toomey has been flooding the TV airwaves this summer with commercials touting himself as a mainstream moderate. Moderate? Yeah, Right.
A new right-wing attack group is threatening to swiftboat Sestak as "weak" on Israel because he supports active American diplomacy to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Contrary to Congressman Toomey's "sky is falling" rhetoric, all legitimate studies show that energy reform will create jobs for Pennsylvania and save consumers money.
Interestingly, the Sestak job offer issue never impacted the primary. Just as in the case of Rand Paul's comments, it was out there well in advance of the primary but did not create a stir until after the polls had closed.
What Republicans should really be crying about is Sestak's stunning victory over Specter in PA. The Dems now have a 3-star Admiral running against a guy who spent 4 years running a PAC, and earlier traded credit default swaps.
"Uh, yes, this is Arlen Specter for the president. He told me to call him anytime -- it's quite important."
The only talking points Specter has followed his entire political life are his own. Give him credit for being true to his word.
Some of the Democratic primaries being held next week may have just as interesting an impact on the Democrats as the Tea Party challenges are having on the GOP.
When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.