Perhaps this miffed me a bit, since I wrote my column this week on a related topic (hooked to an amazing document [10-page PDF] from a trinity of Democratic Party strategists). But read this new Los Angeles Times story by reporter Maura Reynolds and see if you can think of one or two specific words, or issues, that have been omitted. OK, it refers to one of the big missing words in an indirect way. I'll grant that. But the Democrats are trying to find ways to avoid speaking certain words. This article is cut from that set of talking points.