Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Rubio’s Tea Party relations put him in a particularly tough spot since if the GOP moderates over the next couple of years he will have that undeniable linkage.
Carl Bloice: It is hard to imagine legislation that is even close to adequate coming from bartering with a GOP leadership that won’t even agree that climate change is real.
Shamus Cooke: Literally the day after the election a sudden “urgency” gripped the nation: the imminent danger of the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the national automatic tax increases and spending cuts due in January.
Charley James: Romney created his own problem with the media by flouting the truth and using falsehoods as a campaign strategy, figuring the media wouldn’t call him on it and the public wouldn’t notice.
Karen Finney: Rejecting the false choice of either/or narratives, the idea that “we’re all in this together” and the focus on finding inclusive ways to embrace the bigger picture has been a consistent theme throughout President Obama’s life.
Karen Finney: The ability to connect cold data points to reality gives Biden a real advantage on Thursday night, not the number of times he’s previously debated.
Jerome Horton: The Republican presidential candidate wants to eliminate the estate tax, which currently applies a top rate of 35% as well as a $10.24 million exemption on a married couple’s combined assets.
Randy Shaw: Since the Nixon presidency, the false legend that federal money does not “solve” poverty, and even make it worse, has triumphed over the actual facts.
Lauren Nile: I wish America’s Caucasian population could experience American society as African-Americans experience it for 24 hours.
Rev. Irene Monroe: It is also evident that Romney is neither a friend nor ally to those LGBTQ Republicans who would work on his behalf to get him elected.
Randy Shaw: In case you missed it, the Republican Party has unified behind a budget plan that provides massive new tax breaks for the wealthy while cutting student aid, Medicaid, and nearly every federally funded non-military program.
John Peeler: An agonizing series of missteps by U.S. troops in Afghanistan show us how precarious is our hold there, reinforcing the idea that we just don’t belong there, that we don’t respect the Afghani people.
Randy Shaw: Considering that polls show that 99% of all women and 98% of Catholic women who have had sex have used contraceptives, Democrats should follow Senator Barbara Boxer’s lead and aggressively frame the November elections around this issue.