A New Idea for Democrats: Democracy

In focusing too much on the legal process, the party is in danger of losing the people

The wisest words at the end of Terri Schiavo's life came from her sister, Suzanne Vitadamo: "We would ask that all of those who support our family be completely kind in their words and deeds toward others." That turned out to be a bridge too far for Congressman Tom DeLay, who called down fire and brimstone upon the American judiciary. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today," said the congressional jihadist, whose unholy combination of ethical relativism and moral vitriol has been, well, a godsend for...

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