Iraq Is Not Just Bush's Problem

John Kerry has been a very good democrat these past few weeks, roaming the country, talking up the bran-muffin issues that Democrats really, really care about: education and health care. He's even been a wee bit adventurous. He challenged the teachers' unions with a clever deal--more pay in return for less job protection (it is nearly impossible to fire a lousy teacher these days). Last week he reintroduced his thoughtful health-insurance proposal, which might even be politically plausible--if still not entirely affordable--if the Bush tax cut for people earning more than $200,000 is eliminated.

Of course, practically no one was listening....

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