Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the fourth in a series of conversations on the issues at stake for America's cities in Campaign 08.
" The federal government talks a good game about homeland security. And yet cities, like Los Angeles, are constantly struggling to get the resources we need to provide that security. "
Democratic candidates need to make the war a campaign issue, and hammer away at the staggering economic and human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised
brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.
Want to know the real differences between the candidates? Listen to what they say about the economy.
What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?
What does a politicized Justice Department look like? Political hack Bradley Schlozman gave the Senate Judiciary Committee an idea when he testified about his tenure as a US Attorney in Missouri.
The candidates ignored race, class and religion, and fumbled the key question of how to get out of Iraq.
In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.
Candidates and the media should focus on the real issues facing this country: ending the war and bringing our troops home.