“Now let us make progress.”

The NYTimes online quotes Nancy Pelosi as saying, “Today we have made history. Now let us make progress.” From her lips to God’s ears, as the saying goes. First woman Speaker of the House. It’s 2006, y’all. And we haven’t made nearly enough progress yet.

If the United States received a report card today, we would fail in providing basic human rights, such as adequate food, health care, housing, and literacy:

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