In the Arena


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According to Sam Stein over at Huffington Post, Barack Obama wants Joe Lieberman to remain part of the Democratic Party. The actual details are slim, but Stein has the elements of a possible compromise–Lieberman remains chair of Homeland Security, but relinquishes his seniority on two other committees. I’d love to see Lieberman gone from Armed Services, where his attempts to draw General David Petraeus and other witnesses into partisan political statements have been truly obnoxious. But don’t get me started.

The President-elect apparently wants to send conciliatory signals. Good for him. Good for us, too.