The political terrain is treacherous and corporate money is flooding into right-wing Super PACS waging a racist, scorched earth policy against President Barack Obama.
The class struggle, rather than stopping during an election, actually intensifies.
This fight needs to be looked at in the context of the bigger, rougher national argument over what kind of country and what kind of people we are going to be.
Trayvon lives in the remarkable outpouring of sorrow and outrage demanding justice in the case.
Just consider the track record of the Grand Old Party over the last few months:
The 2012 elections are an opportunity to turn things around in Arizona.
Senate members, she went on to say, don't appreciate that "there is not only strength in compromise, courage in conciliation and honor in consensus."
Paul stands against workers' rights and unions in every form and stands up for the "right" of corporations to rule "freely" over "their" workforce.
He expressed his cavalier attitude towards the poor - who, when we count the many millions of working poor, amount to half the country.
Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.