Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."
Republicans argue that our revenue discussion should be over. They'll say that we already agreed to raise tax rates a little bit on the rich, so now we should only be cutting spending. But they ignore that America gives away through the tax code just as much money as it collects.
The largest hope of 2012 surely rests not with the president, but with those senators of political skill and passion who have been elected or reelected. They may give the party a backbone it has missed in recent years.