Events may soon conspire to force a conversation about the common good and the limits of power. Until that happens, gridlock may be the best option.
Progressives must re-learn to advocate for community self-determination, and work to link political activity on this level to national politics.
Three years ago, I could not imagine Ron Paul winning the CPAC straw poll. Now he has. The doom and gloom evoked by the rich and powerful are realities in a fallen world, but we should not fail to think about the good.