So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.
On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.
Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.
In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.
This presidential election--so far--is the tale of two establishments, one that held firm, one that started to crack and moved fast to hang tight.
Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.
We mutter adieu now to Steve,
Who finally decided to leave.
We thought he might never be done
With buying his place in the sun.
By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na
Every presidential contest in the past two decades has produced something of a quasi populist--a mad-as-hell candidate of the left, right or center who runs against the establishment in Washingto