So far at this part in the '34 California gubernatorial race, Katharine Hepburn had refused to comment on the district attorney's investigation of political intimidation in Hollywood. But that didn't stop her father from speaking for her.
There is little doubt that the Founders and Framers expected men to have a gun at the ready to defend the country. But does that 18th century logic still hold in a country with a standing army, state militias, and local police forces?
In every election of the past decade I have predicted the results based on Nielsen's cable news viewing numbers. So far, I have always gotten it right. And, if that happens again next Tuesday, the Democrats are in for a disaster.
If a firm makes it known they are willing spend millions of dollars to fight anyone who opposes them on a particular policy issue, senators might begin changing their voting behavior before the company actually has to put up the cash.
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.
William Randolph Hearst was back at San Simeon after an absence of five months and ready at last to select a candidate in the California governor's race. His papers had been crucifying Upton Sinclair for the past month.
If you see this weird, paranoid, fundamentalist, bigoted crowd, funded by the most reactionary of corporate interests, as somehow doing something better for the nation, then you're either a fool or one of them.
A GOP-linked voter suppression ad is being run by a group calling itself Latinos for Reform. Does anyone really think DREAM Act kids and immigration advocates paid money to run these ads claiming to support reform?
Why would someone want to trust again? Because to end up distrusting is not just to end up cynical, but to end up bitter. This is the danger of what the upcoming elections will turn the electorate into.
We'll participate in elections once the candidates respond to our demands, once they address the problems of people living in temps, once they stop forcing women to sleep with men who control distribution of humanitarian aid to get any.
I was pleased to see the MLK nonviolence pledge on Glenn Beck's website, but I cringe when I hear him boast about being a "progressive hunter," and when I hear Beck regularly demonize the people he disagrees with.