If the Democrats in Congress don't find a way to become co-advocates with the president on these important issues, their future political problems will be the least of it.
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Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage?
The one lesson this White House failed to heed from the last failure was one of message. Effective messages are simple and salient. Obama's economic argument for health care reform is neither.
We do not live in a functioning democracy -- republican, direct, or otherwise. And now, American tyranny - that is, America's lack of democracy -- is distorting the health care debate.
Welcome back to the 1990s, brought to you by our sponsor, the GOP. Now, as it was then, we gawk while health care reform slips away.
I've had my own angry, screaming battles with my health insurance carrier. It seems everyone I've talked to has had a similar experience. I just don't see them marching on Washington about it.
If the grassroots progressives out-organize the insurance/right wing astroturfers and if Reid and Pelosi put every bit of muscle into winning the fight for real reform, it can still happen.
On June 19, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas made clear that he and a group of other conservative Democrats known as the Blue Dogs were increasingly unhapp...
Republicans would have you believe that all the debate about making health insurance more affordable is merely subterfuge in the White House's scheme to impose a final solution to the nation's elderly problem.
There's a deal between reporters and Blue Dog Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation as an outgrowth of representing culturally conservative districts.
The problem isn't a few highly specialized physicians as much as it is the gaping maw between the few zip codes where they practice and the rest of the country. This is the real class warfare.
One thing is absolutely clear from what has happened over the last week in the health care debate: fundamental change has not come to Washington, D.C.
The true test of a president is not how he performs with the wind at his back, but how he performs in the face of stiff resistance.
Right now, you don't represent the majority of Americans on health care reform. You represent yourselves and all the health care corporations who directly or indirectly fund your career.
One of Congress's most liberal members, Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), declared on Tuesday that the White House's problems getting Blue Dog Democrats...
You have to admire the gumption of Baucus and the Blue Dogs. Ignoring the will of the people. Happily to derailing the Democratic party agenda. Stabbing their President in the back.
An honest side-by-side analysis of the costs of all health care reform proposals, including the two single-payer bills, should be reviewed by Congress.
HuffPost political reporter Sam Stein appeared on "The Ed Show" tonight to discuss why Blue Dog Democrats, a group of moderate to conservative Democra...
Blue Dogs view themselves as centrists. I look at the term centrist and think of politicians who are afraid to take positions on issues that might cause heartburn with swing voters.
Time to buck up, Mr. President, and remember that the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party went along with your rhetoric, but we expect that you will deliver the public option.
We vaunt American democracy as a stellar model for the world. The bizarre spectacle now on display over health care "reform" is hardly an advertisement from our prime export product.
Krugman, like many others, has noticed the essential incoherence in the Blue Dog stance on health care reform, and takes up the matter in his Times opinion column today.
So-called "centrists" are far from the center of the health care debate. They are, in fact, out of touch and out of the mainstream -- like the rest of their conservative brethren.
Right now the fate of health care reform seems to rest in the hands of relatively conservative Democrats -- mainly members of the Blue Dog Coalition, ...
FDR's opponents called him a socialist and claimed that Social Security would be tantamount to a government take-over of their lives. Sound familiar?
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