Four weeks after the 1994 elections former liberal, former senator, and former presidential hopeful Paul Tsongas proclaimed the need for a third party and invited Colin Powell to be its standard bearer. The Boston Globe then ran a cartoon with the tag line, “That’s all we need, a third Republican Party.” For a progressive reader that cartoon was likely to elicit a nod of agreement and a short chuckle, but it also carried a dismal reminder that the American left has no meanin...
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