Lessons from Lieberman
Related stories in the papers today basically come down to the same question: what does Joe Lieberman's loss (and, although it's going undiscussed, I'll throw in that of Joe Schwarz as well) bode for the politics of centrism?
In the NYTimes, Kate Zernike profiles the Rhode Island Republican Senate primary, which she calls "the flip side" of the Lamont-Lieberman contest in Connecticut. And in the Washington Post, Dan Balz wonders how the two conflicting streams of thought in American politics ("intensified partisan combat in advance of a critical midterm election" and "growing disaffection among many voters with a national capital seen as stalemated by polarization and distrust between the two political parties") will end up impacting the '08 presidential contest.
Both articles are worth reading, and I think Balz makes some very good points about what the CT race could mean as we move forward.