As I watched Bernie addressing striking Verizon workers in Brooklyn a few minutes ago, tears came to my eyes. That is the sort of politics I yearn for. All right, I am just a soft-hearted sucker for old-fashioned working class solidarity. I know, I know, he can't win, not even with a quick trip to the Vatican, but in a better world, an appearance by a candidate for the Democratic nomination at a rally of striking workers would not even be worth a mention on the evening news. Take that, Paul Krugman!