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.
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.
Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!
We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.