Cathleen Kaveny wonders “What Should Moderates/Progressives Do Now?”
There’s a lot of good commentary on the thread, and other good people have already covered what I might say. Speaking from my personal experience, national politics holds little or no relevance for me. It’s all controlled by our international corporate masters anyway. They have nothing to say to authentic religion, and they won’t listen to anything that doesn’t hold economic advantage.
It seems that religious moderates/progressives have been left out in the cold politically in recent years in the US.
We delivered a 50/50 Senate in 2000, against all odds. And prize-winner though he is, Al Gore still pitched an election that was very, very winnable. He and his people just didn’t see it, choosing to blame Nader and the Greens instead. National politics is entertainment, little more.
The real chance to make a difference in politics is indeed locally: in one’s family, neighborhood, church, and community. There one can listen to real people, talk to real people, negotiate, lobby, and go out for beer or coffee with real people.
That’s the way to go.