Tonight's off-year election has produced some happy results: Mississippi voters have rejected the so-called "Personhood Amendment" and Ohio voters have overturned an anti-union law. On the same day, a federal appeals court - led by a Reagan appointee - backed the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform law that will extend coverage for 30 million Americans. The rights of women and workers were upheld by voters tonight and again the courts weighed in to protect people who need health care. These are moral victories that advance the common good.
Now comes the hard part: 2012.