Draft Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

Barbara Boxer has decided to spare the country further embarrassment and retire from the U.S. Senate in 2016. California Democrats need a replacement. As of this writing they have only one declared candidate: state attorney general Kamala Harris. Harris is liberal, modish, and a favorite of President Obama’s. But she’s not for me. My man is Tom Steyer.

Yes, Steyer took to the Huffington Post yesterday to say, “I believe my work right now should not be in our nation’s capital but here at home in California, and in states around the country where we can make a difference.” Really, though, Steyer owes it to us—more specifically, he owes it to me—to run. And if you and your friends demand his participation, I think we can get him to change his mind.

WaPo Overlooks CAP Ties to Controversial Swiss Billionaire

CAP founder John Podesta / AP

A Washington Post article on the Center for American Progress revealing its top donors overlooked John Podesta’s association with a controversial Swiss billionaire who “conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients,” according to the Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner.