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Darcy Burner

Entries by Darcy Burner

The Progressive Case for Steny Hoyer as Minority Whip

(54) Comments | Posted November 6, 2010 | 7:18 PM

Let us suppose that you're not satisfied with the progress that was made on progressive priorities over the last two years, and you want another bite at the governance apple - preferably sooner, rather than later. Suppose, in fact, you would like to retake the House in 2012: hold the...

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For Mother's Day: End the Wars

(7) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 7:27 PM

For Mother's Day I'd like to make an observation, which is this: the sun rises and sets on my 7-year-old son, Henry. Now you may or may not agree (though most who have met him can see my point); you may think I'm biased (though such bias is...

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How We Can Get the Health Care Bill Across the Line

(40) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 9:11 AM

Ironically, it appears the most likely way to get health care reform is to pass GOOD health care reform.

The Democrats in Washington DC are likely to spend most of this week consumed by the question of how they can pass health care reform now. Fortunately, there's a fairly clear...

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Joe Lieberman's Health Care Bill Is Worse Than Doing Nothing - Kill It

(50) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 11:22 PM

The first rule of medicine is, "Do no harm." The post-Joe Lieberman version of the Senate health care bill fails that basic criterion. Unless Democratic leadership steps up to fix this misguided proposal, our only recourse will be to kill it.

The fundamental failing of the newest Senate proposal is...

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With No Public Option, Lowering the Medicare Age to 55 Will Make Our Problems Worse

(32) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 2:02 PM

There is talk in the Senate of lowering the enrollment age for Medicare. This would be a great idea... if the enrollment age were lowered to zero. But to lower the enrollment age to 55 -- especially at the expense of the public option -- would likely hurt our medical...

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