Bill Scher, the Executive Editor of the popular political blog LiberalOasis.com and a regular commentator on Air America, has accepted our invitation to become a Commonweal Institute Fellow. With his professional background in media strategy, Bill has been outspoken about the need for political activists to redeem the word "liberal". Read his new book, Wait! Don't Move To Canada!: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy To Win Back America (Rodale, 2006), about why this will be critical if we (liberals, progressives, moderates, and independents) intend to take back the country from the conservative political machine. Expect him to expound on his ideas here. Welcome, Bill!