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Entries by Richard (RJ) Eskow from 09/2009

How Progressive Groupthink Hindered Health Reform

| Posted 09.09.2009 | Politics

How could the president get the idea that an individual mandate, especially without a public option, was a "goody" for progressives?

Why Did Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After The President's Speech?

| Posted 09.10.2009 | Politics

The president singled out insurance companies for special criticism in his speech on Wednesday. So why did health insurance stock prices go up the next day?

Tone Deaf? The White House and Unemployment

| Posted 09.15.2009 | Politics

If unemployment figures are really "unacceptable," why is Larry Summers accepting the forecast -- and repeating it -- instead of telling us how the White House plans to change it?

Top Five Reasons the Baucus Bill Is Really, Really Bad

| Posted 09.16.2009 | Politics

In order to clarify the plan submitted by Senator Max Baucus, here are the top five reasons why it's really bad.

Why, Oh Why, Do They Never Listen?

| Posted 09.21.2009 | Politics

Let's not pretend Democratic health reform doesn't include new taxes -- and mandated fee payments to profitable private companies. If their bill passes in this form they'll pay a heavy political price for it. And they'll deserve it.

Why Would Anyone Call Their Book "Going Rogue"? Answer Below.

| Posted 09.29.2009 | Politics

Most of us wouldn't name our story Going Rogue. On the other hand, elephants go "rogue," and everybody knows elephants are Republican.