You’d think that Democratic party activists would have learned one thing from the 1994 election: how to write a contract. But the D.C. Democratic State Committee’s “Contract on the District of Columbia” suggests that the Dems still have a long way to go before they equal the GOP’s marketing savvy. The “Contract With America” had 10 points (like the Commandments). The D.C. contract is divided into three sections (like the Stooges). The Republicans proposed concrete, easily understood measures to revolutionize American government. The D.C. Dems propose…nothing. Instead of trying to enlist voters with new ideas, the Democrats do the only thing they seem to know how to do—react. The contract simply lists the casualties of the GOP’s new laws (kids without summer jobs, parents without home loans, etc.).