Brent Budowsky: There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.
Antonhy Samad: IWhat black people should be using as a day of critical observation and self-examination, we use to parade and party. And you wonder why the world thinks black people are crazy for remaining in the conditions of socio-economic compromise for as long as they have.
Berry Craig: One of the strangest—and for me, most annoying—perversions of politics in the Obama era is the meme pursued by so many on the right suggesting that this president is a raging socialist who seeks to install a permanent welfare state in America—despite all evidence to the contrary
Randy Shaw: 2013 will lack the excitement of a presidential election year. But it is activism between elections that brings change.
Carl Matthes: These LGBY victories, the work of many volunteers, excellent candidates and smart campaigns, were sparked, in part, by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden.
Brent Budowsky: Hagel is a devoted, fierce, passionate and untiring champion of wounded warriors and veterans causes of all kinds. When the phrase “band of brothers” is used, Hagel is one of the true brothers. His commitment to helping troops and military families is boundless.
Carl Matthes: Our country is entering an exciting era. We all are proud of our President and all of us pledge to do our part to ensure a continuing growth of Liberal and Progressive ideas and policies.
Peter Dreier: In the next decade, America will be transformed by a new wave of progressive activism, led primarily by organizers, thinkers, and politicians born after 1960.
Brent Budowsky: Many of those who worked their hearts out and won the last election are increasingly concerned today, a concern that would be ignored at great political peril..
Michael Sigman: In the heat of the 2008 presidential race, the popular conservative blog Red State lambasted candidate Barack Obama’s remarks during a Berlin appearance as a “Kumbaya speech” filled with “nothing but platitudes and leftist, and multicultural, rah-rah.”
Sylvia Moore: [dc]N[/dc]ow that the dust has settled and President Obama has been re-elected, America needs to make election reform and the universal expansion of voting rights a high priority.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Why did Latinos not only support, but support in such overwhelming numbers a candidate who has overseen such a troubling time for Latinos?
Randy Shaw: Activists now must write a new script for the post-2012 election by pushing the President to keep his progressive campaign commitments on taxes, the budget, and, most urgently, comprehensive immigration reform, where the time for action is now.