Paul Krugman: Standing Up for Liberal Principles (channeling Mike McCabe, I guess).
"Time was when 'centrist' Democrats would in effect urge appeasement:
don't talk about inequality or say nasty things about privatization, or
the right will get mad. But now it's clear that no matter what you do,
short of destroying the entire legacy of the New Deal, the mere fact of
being a Democrat will bring accusations that you're an atheist Islamic
communist. So why not stand up for some liberal principles?"