After the Revolution

In the turmoil of the GOP takeover, everything is in play, including Bill Clinton's stand on the school-prayer issue

A mark of the biggest traumas is that they reach down to the smallest levels. On the morning after Election Day, the 8-year-old son of a defeated Democratic Congressman walked slowly into his third-grade classroom at Horace Mann School in Washington and announced sadly, "My dad lost." The boy was worried that he might have to move, and his teacher tried to console him. "He's too little to understand the full implications," says principal Sheila Ford. "But he knows enough that it's been real hard on him."

Well, that's how it is for more senior Democrats these days too. As the...

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