The Values Gap

Having written my first "Whither The Democrats?" piece more than 20 years ago and followed it with too many other whithering rants about the donkeys, I have little appetite this time to do it again. After all, the Democrats took flagrantly responsible stands on the two most important issues of the election: in favor of muscular multilateralism abroad and fiscal responsibility at home. John Kerry ran an honorable, if not entirely competent campaign, while the Republicans skimmedthe outskirts of the acceptable with their nonstop negativity. And why give ammunition to oleaginous telecharlatans, like James Dobson of Focus on the Family, who...

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