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..
Joseph Palermo: Ending the filibuster is within the realm of possibility if only the Democrats had the guts to do it.
John Peeler: What if popular support for both major parties really did dry up? Then there really would be a chance for a sweeping reshuffle of American politics.
Anthony Samad: The President must tell more of what he’s done, where it becomes evidence that Candidate Obama went to work for the people once he became President Obama.
Jackie Cornejo: While Republicans and Democrats are fighting each other tooth and nail on health care reform, Medicare, defense spending and almost everything else, nationwide our roads are crumbling. Literally.
After the November election, how will America look in the coming four years?
Stephen Box: The Occupy LA movement will wither on the dusty and dead lawn of LA’s City Hall if it does not return its focus to establishing common ground by returning its focus to the systemic issues that resonate through the City of Los Angeles, the State of California and the United States as a whole
Brent Budowsky: Naming Bloomberg Treasury secretary would be a bold move by Obama to seek a post-partisan truce against gridlock in Washington and to escalate an urgent bid to create jobs, revitalize housing and revive the economy.
Anthony Samad: I’ll be curious to find out how many people were hired from the CBC job fairs around the country. Or was it another “smoke and mirrors” engagement to make politicians look good?
Ivan Eland: The good news is that if the committee can’t reach an agreement on the fiscal changes, or if Congress rejects its work, defense (including homeland security) and domestic programs have to take equal cuts.
Brad Parker: I call on the leadership of the Party to “Change the Rules” and “democratize” the Democratic Party.
Brent Budowsky: The voters want jobs. They do not want Washington to descend further into a Dark Age of vindictive partisan gridlock. We need a Rebuild America Bond to raise private capital to build roads, bridges, schools, military hospitals, vets centers and other shared priorities.
Anthony Samad: As ugly as it is out there for some Democrats, one in particular-in California-y’all know who I’m talking about, I’m going to have to trust the President on this election.