When asked what time it was, Yogi Berra responded, "You mean, right now?" For those who are involved in politics, the question is "What's the political time of day, like right now?"
"The Emerging Hispanic Electorate: The Young Giant Awakens," a survey of 1,500 Hispanics, ages 16 to 29, has just been released by Democracia, and contains both good and bad news for big and little "d," democratic politics.
While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.
According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.
Is Rand Paul, a: prejudiced, b: a chauvinist, c: a racist?
In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as "slipping," "imperiled," and even "doomed" in their headlines.
What I'd like to see: more progressive candidates challenging the Blue Dogs and Republicans this fall, and a radical left-democratic national electoral agenda.
Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.
The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.
The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.