Break Out the Tiki Torches

Who were the big winners in the 2006 elections? The Dems? Try the Tongans. Three weeks ago, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee promised the writers of The Nation magazine that as one of her party’s new goals, “we are going to call more African-American, Latino, and Asian Pacific Islander American witnesses” to congressional hearings. Finally, perhaps, our nation can put the mutiny on the Bounty behind us.

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