Mister Rogers, Big Bird, and all of Big Bird's friends pointed us toward compassion. We are the ones who chose to turn away to a path of cruelty and divisiveness instead, as embodied by Donald Trump.
Friday's vote should ring clear as a bell that yes, Democrats are hard at work and particularly hard at work at protecting the civil and voting rights who need them most.
It's time for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) to compel his colleague Nunes to move from his spot off of the dais and out to the witness table.
Without dialing for dollars or lobbyist meetings, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez raised more money than any other House Democrat in the third quarter, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is known for her fundraising prowess.
Trump's taxes still haven't been released.
In our current tribalistic and hyper-partisan lives, we have perhaps become too often accustomed to identifying ourselves or our neighbors first as Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives... instead of what unites us first as Americans.
So, now that he's had a chance to construct at least part of his long-loved wall, Trump has compiled a record of being ineffective, wasteful in government spending, and weak on the military.
At first no one took Trump seriously either, and like Yang today, Trump simply proved the doubters wrong day after day, week after week and month after month, until Trump ultimately found himself sitting in the Oval Office. Is Yang on a similar trajectory today?
Regardless of the fact that his fellow Republicans overwhelmingly support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Trump has made noises of threatening to veto the bill when it reaches his desk. His rationale is less than compelling.
If House Democrats can hold up, and find even a few more compelling witnesses to put in front of the American people to move public opinion further in their direction (and therefore pressure Republicans to move off their absolutist, "defend-Trump-at-all-costs" position and consider joining the rational process), the better off we all could be.