Saturday, January 31, 2004

Robert Reich's View on What Democrats Need to do.

The Dead Center Robert Reich talks some sense about what the Democrats need to do to become a force once again in American Politics. Worth Reading. (Robert B. Reich, former United States secretary of labor in the Clinton Administration, is a professor of social and economic policy at Brandeis University and the author of the forthcoming "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America.")

Word of the Day:(mentioned in the article above)
"Pyrrhic" as in Pyrrhic Victory - A victory that is offset by staggering losses, as in The campaign was so divisive that even though he won the election it was a Pyrrhic victory. This expression alludes to Kind Pyrrhus of Epirus, who defeated the Romans at Asculum in a.d. 279, but lost his best officers and many of his troops. Pyrrhus then said: “Another such victory and we are lost.” In English the term was first recorded (used figuratively) in 1879. 

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