The Democratic Leadership Council is out of money and shutting down its operations, and the people's movements aren't shedding many tears.
Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
In the face of a horrible economic crisis and torrent of secret outside money, progressive forces blocked a complete takeover of Illinois state government by Republicans.
Key question: how can we, starting now, begin to tap the power necessary to throw out the ever-friendly, totally reactionary, Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and his pals in 2012?
As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.
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.
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.
As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.