We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.
We see candidates employing the unusual tactic of insulating themselves from the rigors of the profession, which should send a cautionary signal to the electorate that maybe they are not up to the task they seek.
The Democrats are using President Obama to rally early voters, and to recruit volunteers to help with the early-voter ground game. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats' organization can match the Republicans' enthusiasm and money.
It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.
With over 80% of South Dakota's 40,000 Native registered voters typically going Democratic, the GOP appears reluctant to see them casting ballots; its operatives have disrupted reservation voting in past elections.
Let's not easily assume that Latinos are disillusioned and may skip the midterm elections. Yes, there is anger in the community, but what we hear from voters is that they will take their anger out at voting booth.