Now that the Democrats have the congressional majority, will they use their new found power to effect change for the good, or will they simply fulfill their traditional role as the lesser of two evils? There are many problems in the USA and the world. George Bush's first six years in office have exacerbated these problems, but these problems were made worse by Clinton as well.
Let's take this opportunity to wipe the slate clean and make a sincere and concerted effort to improve the lot of humanity on Earth. A New Deal perhaps? Think of the economic engine that environmental remediations and social improvements could potentiate.
I think the first order of business needs to be the purging of corruption and monied interests from the government. We are not going to succeed in improving life on Earth if multinational corporations hold the keys to federal government. Those politicians who prove unwilling to cooperate with the decontamination of the political process must be exposed and removed from office.
Once government is set in order, the goals of 1) establishing a stable and lasting world peace (through disarmament and adherence to non-aggression agreements, etc.); 2) addressing and setting right the problems of climate change and other environmental concerns; and 3) tackling social issues of poverty, access to education and gainful employment, healthcare, etc. can all be pursued.
There is a lot of work to do, but it will be worth it. I'm sure of it.