Were you curious? No? Too bad. The non-partisan (or trans-partisan, or unpartisan) political group, which debuted with some fanfare this year, has faded a bit because its regular calls for action are remarkably unspecific about what action is being called for. An effective third party group’s agenda introduces some dynamic new element to the conversation; this group’s agenda is based entirely on the congressional calender, which is a problem.

To wit, the new No Labels campaign is a call for members to write (actually, copy) letters to editors in support of the Gang of Six’s deficit deal.