The Presidential race is heating up, but one must never forget that the battle for control of the US Senate by the Democrats is urgent.
The Senate has become the place that proposed legislation dies much too often, as now when 395 House passed bills are lying dormant, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to call them up for consideration and a vote.
If any progress is to be made in the next four years on urgent domestic issues, the Senate MUST go over to Democratic control in 2020.
And certainly, the future of the Supreme Court and lower courts is doomed if the Republicans keep control of the Senate and the White House.
At the most basic level, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reaching 87 this year, and Stephen Breyer is reaching 82, and they cannot go on forever in service.
If they are replaced by right wing Justices, the Constitution and rule of law is in as much danger as a second term of Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
So emphasis on Senate control going to the Democrats is a top priority, and over the next months, this blog will examine the Senate races which will determine the future of American government after 2020!