Now that it’s more-or-less official that the Senate has gone Blue, it’s time to start talking about what Democrats should want to try and get done.

At the national level:

  • Start reinserting some kind of oversight on Presidential action
  • Hold hearings on controversial bills passed over the past six years
  • Hold hearings on the administration of the Iraq War
  • Push a minimum wage increase
  • Start real efforts on alternative energy development
  • Getting out of Iraq
  • Stem cell research
  • Balancing the budget
  • Border security / Immigration reform
  • Bringing back civil rights eroded away with the Patriot Act/Military Commissions Act
  • Fixing FEMA
  • Putting an end to the Taliban
  • Negotiating with Iran
  • Talking with the North Koreans
  • Getting a handle on corruption

At the state level:

  • Strickland should try to push initiatives to increase the technology base in the state.
  • Start real efforts on alternative energy development
  • Stem cell research
  • Balancing the budget
  • Fix school funding
  • Redistrict. For the love of god, at least get some competitive districts drawn. Democrats have 3 of 5 seats on the Apportionment Board.
  • Fix the election process. Get machines we can all trust as reliable and accurate.
  • Now I’m dreaming, but get Instant Runoff Voting in place by ’08. (This’ll never happen, but…)
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