The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
Millions were horrified when the tea party audience shouted "yeah" and cheered at the suggestion that a sick man with no health insurance should be allowed to die.
Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.
Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.
Perhaps in an effort to show off his conservative potential, Cain has made a string of controversial comments.
Like others, I'm disappointed with some of the administration's policies over the past two years - but I'm mindful of the main stragetic question for class and democratic struggles.
The number one issue that is a drag on the president's re-election chances is jobs.
Early voting, a key element in President Barack Obama's victory in 2008, is under fierce attack by the Republican Party.
Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.
Upsets by Democratic candidates may serve as a warning to Republicans that voters aren't appreciative of their agenda.