Marianne Williamson Teacher — It isn’t our government that needs to be reframed so much as our own relationship to it.
Luis Rodrigueze wants to end poverty in California, a largely ignored objective in a gubernatorial campaign since Upton Sinclair ran.
Elect Alison Lundergan Grimes — Most of us were rooting for entertainer Ashley Judd – one of us — to come home and take on McConnell.
Marianne Williamson Running for Congress — I would not run if the mid-term elections of 2014 were going to feature a meaningful debate.
Mia Love — It is expected that this black woman would counter the narrative of the Republican Party as a whites-only club.
Voting Reform — Both the Democratic and the Republican parties are remaking the social landscape according to corporate interests.
Brent Budowsky: Be the change candidate of progressive populist reform, in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Republicans are fighting hard to keep alive the rotary phone days with a cast of ultra conservative white males seeking to defeat Davis and her running mate, Leticia Van de Putte.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The only shot Wendy Davis has of winning is in getting Latino support, and if anyone can get that support it’s Leticia Van de Putte as her lieutenant governor.
Berry Craig: McConnell has to take care not to rile a big chunk of his base – old conservative white guys who love it when Rush Limbaugh calls feminists “Feminazis,” when a GOP strategist disses Grimes as an “empty dress” and when a Team Mitch player tweets a photo-shopped image of Grimes as the “Obama Girl.”
Berry Craig: Lately, Walker has been boosting his political profile by hustling his new book in which he brags on his union-busting. Some folks wonder if he’s really testing the waters for a presidential run.
Berry Craig: Team Mitch keeps serving up fat pitches that Alison Lundergan Grimes keeps knocking out of the ballpark.
Steven Mikulan: Last week’s announcement of a settlement between the state of California and two political campaign organizations linked to the Koch brothers fittingly coincided with the centenary of the first scientific explorations of Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits.