Yes, of course Mario Cuomo was a politician, but he was the voice for liberals and progressives at a time when there were few. We have to remember the time. The mid to late 1980s, it was so unpopular to be tagged a liberal.
There is a solution to get Holocaust survivors beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. But it cannot be found in a well-intentioned bill presently before the U.S. Congress.
The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.