Now that Republicans in the House are the object of their own campaign ire (they're now "the government"), they need to reject the malevolent commentators on the sidelines and stand up for our institutions of civil governance.
Today's Republicans are far from their predecessors. Beyond political differences with Obama and the Democrats, they've been making war on reality itself, which should be a major issue of the campaign's final days.
Republicans who vote down unemployment insurance and try to pass more tax cuts for the rich should be scared to show up in public. It's time for progressives to rediscover their history of mass protests.
Jon Stewart isn't a newsman, a reporter, or a correspondent. But he is an honest broker of ideas in a time when it's needed to separate the PR noise from the daily news, and that he does better than anyone else in the media.