Things I look forward to in 2005: Personally and Politically.
Making the lovely Anna Zarbano engaged to be my wife!
Private retirement accounts-I can't stand commentators who say this idea is dead. Same for medical savings accounts, though those are tied to health care reform, so I don't have as high hopes.
Hanging out with old friends more often--socializing (that's not a dirty word, except politically)
Judicial nominees who will adhere to the constitution, not interpret it in new ways. I hope the Republicans stop the Dems from filibustering judicial appointments.
The hope that charter schools and voucher programs flourish, and public schools rise in quality through competition.
Getting Anna's daughter into a good local college.
Rising resentment against the NY political "system" continuing to shake things up, hopefully with good results.