So much happened while I was barred from my blog by a heartless Google that I find it difficult to know where to begin. Let me start with the spectacular election results from Tuesday. At last we are seeing a groundswell of progressive activism at the local level. Thousands of political novices are stepping forward to run for local and state offices, and many of them are winning. There is apparently a nationwide uprising of women who have become politically active, some for the first time. This is just exactly what is needed to change the direction of American politics. I am not much exercised by the debate now rumbling up between the moderates and the progressives in the Democratic Party. That is par for the course in politics. Inevitably, we shall have to struggle against the Clinton loyalists. They are powerful, well-funded, and for the most part full time professionals, which means they push their agenda twenty-four hours a day. So be it. For now, it is enough simply to enjoy winning.