Friday, January 19, 2007

Quickly, Quickly, Before the Master Returns

Instead of a Friday dump it might be time for some Friday cheers. The new Congress is doing something, and that is astonishingly refreshing. Some examples:

The new federal minimum wage. The adult and serious inquiry into domestic wiretapping. And then overhauling the congressional pages program. And the ethics rules. And the rolling back of subsidies to the oil industry.

It's easy to belittle any and all of these efforts should one wish to do so. But I like the return to something a little less like a fundamentalist corporate haven for this country.