When you pull a lever on Tuesday, you may think you are voting for one candidate or another, but, in the big picture, the vote won't be for a person. Instead, you will be voting based on these opposing principles.
Today's GOP boasts of its plans to slash government spending and bleed social programs to their core. Can decent Americans of any political stripe really stomach the harsh reality if that rhetoric is put into practice?
Most economists and policy experts agree that very large federal deficits are not sustainable, though neither political party will offer a list of spending cuts. There is a solution to this problem, however.
The GOP Pledge is not simply an unfortunate return to the bad old days of government on behalf of special interests rather than the public interest; it is a reckless step toward undermining the very foundation of our government.
If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.