Don't panic over Lieberman's defeat.

The conventional wisdom debunked.
Aug. 11 2006 7:22 AM

Lieberman Without Tears

One unctuous hawk's demise is not a trend.

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The tortured commentary pouring forth about the tragedy of Lieberman's rejection reads as though it were written by neurasthenic Victorians. Collect yourselves, mainstream Democrats! Moderation is not under assault. The McGovern era is not being revived. And one defeat is not very significant.

Michael Tomasky is editor of the American Prospect.