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Left, Right & Center: Iran, Big Bank Payback, and Healthcare

07/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There's a big turnout for elections in Iran; will it change anything? Can a former PM with the hardest of hardline governments have persuaded the youth vote that he's really a reformer? Will the poor folks outvote the middle class? We don't know the results but that doesn't stop us from talking about the Iranian elections!

Are banks REALLY ready to pay back their TARP money or are they just trying to postpone inevitable reform and re-regulation? Is it inevitable or will it be wink-wink, nudge, nudge DC style reform, where things just get shifted around and we end up with a new mess down the road?

And, on healthcare, will a public plan option become a reality? Or will partisan compromises strip any plan of any real change for the uninsured?