Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.
Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.
We must become a much more politically engaged and informed population and take responsibility for ensuring that those we elect to represent us in Congress are held accountable, but also support them when they do the right thing.
Who are these people that we've sent to Washington to represent us? Do they live in this country? Do they see the same news reports, pass the same shuttered businesses, hear the same desperate stories from their friends and family? One has to wonder.
It has often been said that politics is not a spectator sport. There is no greater truth, especially these days. Yet we progressives do see glimmers of hope surfacing here and there, including in exciting places like Wisconsin.