By supporting a moderate bill in committee, Snowe has made the GOP, or at least part of it, relevant again; succeeding where Michael Steele, John Boehner, Joe Wilson, Rush Limbaugh and others have failed.
As hyper-partisanship continues to dominate the health care debate in the nation's capital, it might be easy to overlook a bipartisan consensus that has quietly but unmistakably emerged in the foreign policy spectrum.
I was wrong to think that no Republican would vote for reform. I was wrong to think that Baucus had been wasting his time. I was wrong to assume that there was no point to negotiating or giving up anything.
The introduction of the Conflict Minerals Trade Act means Congo activists have bipartisan legislation percolating in the Capitol, which could cut armed groups and rights abusers out of the supply chain for our cell phones and laptops.