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Look Back In Anger

I don't know that I endorse this essay completely, but I think it makes for interesting discussion. Considering that the Reich post got such stron

I don't know that I endorse this essay completely, but I think it makes for interesting discussion. Considering that the Reich post got such strong responses, I'd like to see what you think about this one. I do believe that the Democratic Party cannot sit back on their majority without addressing the issues of fair elections and voter fraud. I'd love to see at least some movement towards publicly-funded campaigns as well.

American Prospect:

Democrats have their majority in the House, and that's cause for celebration. But as of this writing several House races are still listed as "too close to call." The Senate has also changed hands -- after the Virginia race narrowly escaped a recount, and Republicans came close to challenging the results in Montana and Missouri. Whether Democrats possess enough of a congressional majority to truly put fear into Republicans, and add backbone to Democrats nervous about challenging the president, is still very much in the air.

Meanwhile, we are forced to reckon with an uncomfortable question. Republicans cheat. To what extend did their cheating on Election Day keep the will of the people from being fully registered? Just how close did it come to keeping the new majority from arriving? And what does the kind of cheating we saw Tuesday -- and its antecedents in the past and its likely echoes in the future -- portend for the project of turning liberalism once again into the dominant force in American politics? Read on...

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