The United States of America is not a sporting event. When we act like it is just a contest, there is no real winner, only a loser: the republic. Let's stop teaching our children that sports is the analogy for everything in life. It isn't.
America is the world's leading democracy, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge.
Republicans aren't talking about extending tax breaks for the 98 percent. Instead, they're threatening the economic life of the country if they don't get what they want -- tax breaks for people who don't need them.