Santorum's out. Rumsfeld's out. The balance of power has changed in the House and may change in the Senate.
Nevada has passed a minimum-wage hike, and it looks like we're going to have more stringent anti-smoking legislation, too.
Gary and I are very happy about all this. I know other people aren't, and I know how that feels, because it's how we felt two years ago. You have my condolences.
But at least for the moment, my own faith in the electoral process has been restored, at least a little bit.
Of course, it will be very interesting to see what happens from here on out. I can never stay un-cynical about politics for very long.