As the two square off on foreign policy, women's reproductive rights must be addressed because whomever becomes president will not only determine U.S. women's personal, economic and educational choices, but also those of women worldwide
Mitt Romney is the poster child of big business expediency, where truth is less important than closing the deal. And if he gets elected we'll see a reprise of the Wild West days that ended in the 2008 crisis.
The American people are in the mood for debate mostly because our president wasn't. It's likely more people than ever will watch Tuesday's night debate just to see if President Obama will be in a good or bad mood. And, that's reason enough.
To spare myself some time, and to share my hard-earned wisdom with those whom I will never get a chance to counsel, I've come up with the following list of the top 20 rules that no aspiring American mainstream political journalist should ever forget.
Many of my liberal friends have groused about this situation. They want to go back to talking about dull, numerical, substantive issues like the wealth gap or the Romney tax cut. They're wrong. This symbol is a winner for Democrats, both in particular and in general.
The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.
Mr. President, when you walk on stage in the next debate I would like to hear you say that the choice is not just about whose tax plan you like or who has the better health care strategy. It's much more fundamental than that. This is a choice about our national character.