"I am saddened by the low level to which U.S. politics has sunk." Tell us how you really feel, David Byrne, who took to his website earlier this month to rail against the "vindictiveness," "racism" and "pandering" besetting this year's election cycle, and to call for Americans to mobilize and make sure every eligible person can vote in November.
"We're better than this," writes the former Talking Heads frontman, without ever naming any current or former candidates. "We are a country that, to the surprise of many, elected a black president… In fact, folks turned out in droves to vote for Obama. Citizens in many areas -- especially places with young, low-income, and minority populations -- got out to the polls and made themselves heard. We need to do this again."