Democrats probably cant win in 06 according to Victor Davis Hanson in this sweeping but clear essay. Of course, what he says assumes that Republicans wont do anything so massively stupid as to change the current trend. On the other hand, I think thats a rather safe assumption. With the recent patch of good fortune for the GOP, all they have to do is do nothing (and theyre pretty good at that). Still, it would be nice (and probably prudent) if they at least tried to do a few good (read: conservative) things to seal the deal. And I, for one, would hope that they were more serious and substantive things than flag burning amendments.