I'm up outrageously early on a Saturday because I'm about to head off to see Nancy Pelosi talk to the Netroots Nation. I don't attend 8:30 AM events on a Saturday lightly, so I think it's time to once again remind people that whatever disappointments they may have with the new Democratic congress and its leadership that, at the end of the day, among real liberals in Washington, DC Pelosi is by far the most powerful. And among powerful elected officials in Washington, Pelosi is the real liberal. There's a reason she's the one who shows up to an event like this even when she's not courting the base in a primary.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.