This is not a very political blog. If it's politics you want, you're better off at places like Supergee, whose proprietor was mentioned as a RAW expert by my weekend interview subject, David Hartwell.
But having argued (here and here for example) that RAW was a "liberaltarian," the current term for someone who is basically a libertarian but somewhere to the left of the average Libertarian Party member, I'll note that the liberaltarian movement didn't fare well in Tuesday's national election in the U.S.
Republicans gained control of the House, boding ill for a pro-peace U.S. foreign policy. (Not that Democrats had represented much of a change.) U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, the only U.S. senator to vote against the Patriot Act, lost his re-election bid. And marijuana is still illegal in California.