If the recent New York Times poll is right, women are breaking for Republicans in the midterm election. But the real poll comes on Nov. 2.
This election and the rage connected to it (racist and anti-immigrant especially) are traceable to the 1960s and the right-wing class warfare that followed.
Jarvis Tyner, national executive vice-chair CPUSA, spoke in Detroit recently on the need to for left and progressive minded people to help insure a huge voter turnout for the midterm election.
The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skin but don't have papers. The punditry would have us believe that supporting rights for immigrants is "political suicide" in this election year.
Let's not condemn ourselves to repeat the past because of short-term memory loss.
Proponents say the constitutional amendment is an added check and balance. Sounds democratic, but is it really?
A recent event with First Lady Michelle Obama was a reminder of how powerful the women's vote is, how hard the fight was to win it and why it's so important to use it.
The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.
There are clear differences between the Democrats and Republicans in the Nov. 2 elections.
And it's a choice that should have national impact, given California's prominence as a pace-setting state.