Some indications of why this election was so important. A general serving in Iraq says that Rumsfield signed off on "harsh interrogation techniques". And dems are "seeking information about detention of terrorism suspects, abuse of detainees and government secrecy"
Maybe a return to the rule of law and improving our human rights record is around the corner? And two examples of mainline inclusion in the news, the Pew Forum had an interview with someone from the religious left and religious right on the recent elections.
And Newsweek and the Washington Post has a series of articles from various religious thinkers and they actually included mainliners into the mix such as Martin Marty. I hope this indicates a shift to come where the religious monologue in this nation is ending.
The National Council of Churches are considering a social creed, with demands which could make a difference in the US and around the world, especially for the poor. Though the non creedalist in me cringes at the word, the ideas are worth exploring.