Saturday, May 22, 2010

Generational Shift

I can remember people and the press complaining in the first years--and what turned out to be the only years--that JFK wasn't doing enough. I've read of the deep disillusionment with FDR from the left. And even I have things I wished the Obama administration was doing, or doing more of, or faster. But maybe the wingnuts have it right, for the wrong reasons: the change now underway is significant.

That in any case is the theme of a New York Times lead article today, that begins: "With the Senate’s passage of financial regulation, Congress and the White House have completed 16 months of activity that rival any other since the New Deal in scope or ambition. Like the Reagan Revolution or Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the new progressive period has the makings of a generational shift in how Washington operates."

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