Two great pieces on what's next for America and for Conservatives.
David Brooks in the NYT
Ross Douthat in The Atlantic
How are we going to (using McCain's phrase) teach government to live on a budget when the demands on the welfare state are greater than they've ever been? How is the Republican Party going to remain relevant (if Palin and her anti-intellectualism and far right social conservatism are the future of the party, it's doomed)?
Here's hoping for intelligence and pragmatism for both America and the Republicans.