MLK's Dream Still Not Realized

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We've come a long way since 1963. But those who think we've accomplished King's vision for America are  still dreaming.



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Career Pathways Bill Begins Important Education Conversation

Steinberg's career pathways bill provides one way to guarantee that California schools are preparing our students for the real world. 



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Introducing The Series, 'California Policies'

As California goes, so goes the nation. Check out this introduction to our new series on California policy.



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Top 5 Reasons Rick Perry Is Wrong About The Medicaid Expansion

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While some Republicans will certainly claim that Perry’s heart is in the right place, no one in their right mind could argue that his head is.



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McCain And Coburn Take Steps Showing Progress In Budget Debate

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Their objection to pork barrel spending is a rare segue into non-obstructionism.



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Rand Paul's Opportunistic Filibuster

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Someone should inform Rand Paul that there is nothing new or fresh about naked opportunism.



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Section Five Of The Voting Rights Act Is Worth Saving

Justice Scalia’s willingness to heap it into the dustbin of history is disturbing, but not shocking.



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Critics Of Chris Christie's Weight Should Lay Off

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It’s ridiculous that every time he speaks to the media he has to talk about the number he sees on the scale.



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Local Politics Matter, Too

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The resolution of local issues will have a much larger impact on a community’s quality of life than major national policies.



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Romney And Obama Are Showing Real Bipartisanship

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Their "private lunch" should inspire Congress to tone down the partisanship and get something done.



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Immigration Reform Shouldn't Be About Winning Elections

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The debate should be about the people who are suffering from Washington’s inaction.



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Barack Obama Is Moving Our Country Forward

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Nov. 6, he’ll extend his hand to millions of Americans to find citizens ready to move our country forward.



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Top Five Unanswered Questions Of The 2012 Presidential Election

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Obama and Romney have been asked every question a swing voter could ever imagine, but some remain unanswered.



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Vice Presidential Debate Prediction: Don't Expect Fireworks

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Even though the debate features two of the election's most interesting characters.



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First Debate Showed Romney Lacks Credible Fiscal Policy

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Romney turned his biggest strength – the perception that he had a more realistic deficit plan – into his biggest weakness.



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Why We Should Stop Turning People Into Victims

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Instead of focusing on stories of disempowerment, maybe we should focus on stories about people who overcome.



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Republican Extremism Imperils Romney's Chance To Win In Virginia

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The Virgina GOP's sharp move to the right will drive voters toward Democrats.



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Why The Democrats Will Win Ohio And Wisconsin

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Romney might not want to get his hopes up about putting these states in the "win" column.



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Romney's "47 Percent" Video Gives Americans A Real Choice

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The content of the video demonstrates what Romney actually believes, giving voters a real choice.



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Rank And File Republicans Threaten Goal Of Broadening Republican Base

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At the RNC Tuesday, some Republicans sent strong signals that they will turn away minority and female voters.



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Reaction To Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment Sign Of Division

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The reaction to his comment highlights the division that currently defines U.S. politics.



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Focus On Romney's Tax Returns Justified By Central Issues Of His Campaign

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He's in favor of lessening the tax burden on job creators, so his tax returns are fair game.



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Paul Ryan's Voting Record In Opposition To His Belief In Small Government

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Ryan purports to believe in small government, but his voting record indicates otherwise.



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