It’s become a cliché that the election on the horizon is always “the most important of our lifetime.” But this time it’s no exaggeration. With Trump eager to appoint yet another conservative Justice to the Supreme Court, the only possible block to his regressive policies is Democratic control of the House and/or Senate. It is therefore of paramount importance that all progressive- minded people vote this November—without exception. No excuses.
Consider this contradiction: Polls consistently show that most Americans overwhelmingly favor progressive policies like universal healthcare, free tuition for college and a livable minimum wage. Yet somehow Republicans control the government from sea to shining sea: the Presidency, both houses of Congress and a majority of state legislatures and governorships. How did that happen?