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The Lies and Reconciliation Commission

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Reconciliation may result in the passage of health care reform. But whether the public will think of that as a legislative triumph, or a commie, death panel Democratic coup will depend on the battle of the sound bites.

Should Senators Vote to Filibuster?

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Legislation in the Senate is filibustered by default each day. A simple change in rules could preserve the Senate's deliberative tradition, but more accurately reflect the true purpose and of the filibuster.

Card Check Dilemma: How Can Well-Meaning Americans Be So Far Apart?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I am very hopeful that card check is dead for this Congress. The issue is divisive, harmful, and not a good use of time by anyone.