[originally posted in comments at Hullabaloo & Brad Delong's Journal]
I think it is time for a new US political party. I don't think the Republicans are going to be anywhere but down in a decade, even if they win the Presidency in 2012, and that leaves a power vacuum.
Herewith I present the first version of the Principles of the New Progressive Party:
1. People don't deserve poverty, even if they don't understand economics.
2. More women in Congress. More women on the Federal bench.
3. Separation of church and state.
4. Health care for everyone.