Perspective's hard to come by in the heat of the moment, but it's already clear that this week's election is profoundly important. The forces of small-"d" democracy are up against a cabal of ultra-powerful financiers who, in an unending quest for greater wealth and power, have drawn upon the ugliest impulses and most corrupt political forces in our society. This cabal and its allies make up a Coalition of the Billing, the Drilling, and of course the Killing - a nasty gang that's determined to seize control of our government at any cost. And they can afford it.
When it's finally viewed through the longer lens of history, this election may be remembered as a decisive battle - and we're on the front lines. more »
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