Carol Platt Liebau
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With Republicans winning gubernatorial races in both New Jersey and Virginia, it's clear that a number of Dems may be in serious trouble in next year's elections.  And so a moment of decision has arrived for the Washington Democrats who have been heedlessly leading their representatives off a far-left cliff.

Will they trim their sails so as to avoid an electoral debacle next year -- or, realizing that they may well be in serious political trouble no matter what they do, will they simply run harder and faster to encode as much of the left-wing wish list as possible into law before it becomes more difficult after 2010?
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Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.