“The Right and the Left tend to have different reactions to losing elections. The Left goes on paranoid benders. The election was stolen! Dogs kept our voters from the polls! The voting machines were rigged — and we have the lack of a paper trail to prove it! At least judging by the 2006 elections, the Right instead settles in for a healthy debate about what went wrong and what to do about it,” writes National Review Editor Rich Lowry.

Let the healthy debate begin! National Review is doing its part with a conservative summit here in Washington next week. You can get the schedule and list of all-star speakers here. Topics include the war in Iraq, the role of the Religious Right, immigration, and energy policy; panels on foreign policy, social issues, domestic policy, small government, and quotas, blacks, and the GOP.