Closing tax loopholes has to be part of the revenue equation.
Citizens United provided unprecedented political weaponry to big special interests. My personal view was it was calculated to do that.
We must unequivocally reject any cuts to Social Security or Medicare benefits.
At a time when the United States is handing out tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, corporate jet owners, and millionaires and billionaires, it is ludicrous that we would even be looking at Social Security and Medicare as a solution to our debt crisis.
How arrogant - how very far from humility - would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly - that's not aligned with either history or the text of the Bible.
If Republicans start losing their seats because they're climate deniers, that is a very salutary signal.