I know I'm a day late on it, but Matt Miller's column is worth a 48-hour comment-cycle, so off we go. I should start by saying that I like Miller. His book, The 2% Solution, is one of my favorites, if for no other reason than it presents policy ideas in an engaging, readable format, which is the political publishing equivalent of a solar eclipse. But Matt's got a special "New Democrat" pathology which should be talked about a bit more, as he's not the only one carrying the bug. His book castigates Democrats for using the 1994 health care debacle as an excuse to give up on big ideas. It then spends a few hundred pages laying out a set of ideas that, while good, are not big, they're just stretched out.