Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Liberal Heresies
I won't be able to post for a couple days owing to personal affairs in Philadelphia. But I wanted to leave the half-dozen or so (maybe I'm giving myself too much credit) whom I know are looking in with two thoughts for the reorientation of the Democratic Party in the years ahead, as suggested in this cogent and smart Bruce Reed op-ed and elsewhere.

One: The Democrats should let Roe v. Wade go, as a matter of law, and shift focus instead to the principles of equity that underscore why at least some of us who are ambivalent about abortion supported it anyway.

Two: The Democrats should come out foursquare for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

Back with my reasons why next week.

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