Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.
Ron Johnson has always cast himself as a self-made businessman and Tea Party outsider. But if you were willing to look past the self-mythologizing, you'd see he won his election with donations from businesses and individuals who were showered with taxpayer money.
Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.
Boxer has reintroduced Feingold's bill requiring the president to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The re-introduction of this bill is extremely timely and important, for two reasons.
This may be the start of the genuine liberals in Congress joining with the genuine conservatives in order to attempt to stop the genuinely un-American activities occurring post-9/11 on our watch and in our name.