It’s Thursday, so Howie Klein is here today. We spoke a bit about his post, “The Type of Democrats We Need… And the Type We Don’t.” While we don’t need Blue Dogs, New Dems or politicians by any other name who continue to vote with the Republicans. But the Dems only need to flip 24 seats in 2018 to take back the House, which is incredibly do-able.

You can find the most progressive candidates on the Blue America page and help support them, and stay involved. It’s going to take every one of us. That’s why I started the show the way I did, by sharing what I consider to be one of the most politically relevant books ever, and happens to be my favorite.

Since today is the 113th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth, I couldn’t think of a better way to mark it than to read Horton Hears a Who. For little kids, it’s a wonderful story about an elephant who takes care of people living on a speck of dust, doing all he can to make sure they’re safe. But we adults know better, and know a political parable when we hear one. It’s about the necessity of every voice joining in insure we take care of those less fortunate than we.

Yopp. Loudly. Clearly. Often. As if our lives depend on it!