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Stark Contrast at Health Care Town Hall in California

Ruby Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ruby Bernstein

Members of the Minutemen, supporters of the LaRouche movement, and other conservatives loudly brought their agendas to the public meetings.

We are Mortal - Grow Up and Plan Accordingly

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

National leaders deliberately sparked fear and anger over a consultation about death and sensational media threw fuel on the fire.

Jason Linkins

Chuck Grassley Blames "The Far Left" For "Death Panel" Fearmongering | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Obama administration has been attempting to win the favor of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley in its quest to garner his support for health care reform...

New Poll Finds Majority Of Republicans Either Believes Or Isn't Sure About "Death Panel" Claim

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow. A forthcoming poll by the nonpartisan Research 2000 for DailyKos finds that a majority of Republicans either believes, or isn't sure about, the c...

"Death Panel" Scare Tactic May Backfire on Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

"Death panels" are made up out of whole cloth by people who specialize in generating fear to protect wealthy special interests -- in this case the health insurance industry.

It's Time to Pull the Plug, But Not on Grandma!

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

The founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves as they listen to what has become of their dream of free speech.

The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?

Sarah Palin Wins

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We all know, given the chance, a doctor will always talk you into suicide. That's where the money is. Why not forbid doctors from talking to patients at all, just to be safe? Call it the Palin-Grassley Freedom from Information Act.

War of the Worlds Was also Fiction That Scared People

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

There is always resistance to social change. But then I wondered, what social change?

Obama to Drop "Health" and "Care" from Health Care Plan

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

In an effort to pass a bipartisan bill with a Republican party that wouldn't give him a glass of water if his tie were on fire, President Obama plans to eliminate "health" and "care" from his health care reform plan.

Palin Was For "Death Panels" Before She Was Against Them

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent weeks, right-wing groups have been pushing the myth that health care reform will somehow kill seniors. One of the most high profile voices p...

Left, Right & Center: Big Government, Is it Back in Fashion?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Today's show is helmed by Bob Scheer, who, amazingly, describes himself as a "libertarian" !! It's a big think show on the subject of Big Government. ...

Sarah Palin Spits on the Legacy of Eunice Shriver

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Palin's vile claim that mentally challenged children would be murdered by the American government is not only ludicrous, it is a disgusting insult to Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

End-of-Life Care Might Be Left Out Of Senate Health Bill

Wall Street Journal | JANET ADAMY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of caring for patients who are near death accounts for a big piece of the government's medical spending. But a furor over a provision for gov...

Sam Stein

Grassley Comment Raises Fresh Doubts About Bipartisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley's endorsement Wednesday of an unfounded, extremist argument that Democratic health care legislation could empower the government t...

Hey Sarah Palin! Why Not Actually Read Dr. Emanuel's article on rationing limited resources?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

While Sarah Palin may not like the idea that any citizen should be denied health care, how would she suggest we distribute the precious few kidneys available to a long list of people on dialysis?

If Medicare Wants to Kill Grandma, Why Hasn't It Done So For 44 Years?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I've never heard of anyone suggesting euthanasia for grandma, grandpa - or me (I'm now 76 and getting progressively more expensive to insure).

The Nutters Are Coming to Get You

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The inchoate attaches to the most assertive claim of deviance from, or seeming offense against, virtue and righteousness.

Five Health Care Reform Lies

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Congress preparing to vote on health care reform this fall, talk of what's in the major House bill has been dominating the news and political blo...

Sen. Grassley Disqualifies Himself from Health Care Negotiations

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

How can someone act as a good-faith negotiator on a critical and complex issue while simultaneously spreading bald-faced lies about the content of the leading legislation on the topic?

Giuliani Talks Up Death Panels At Illinois GOP Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani argued today that "it is natural" to assume that the Democratic health care reform plan will lead to "death panels...

Stop Using People with Disabilities as the Poster Children for the Republican Attack on Healthcare

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

This rhetorical concern for the disabled is fascinating coming from the right, which has routinely worked against extending accommodations for them under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

d'Artoon -- Exorcizing Health Care Reform

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

An unlikely figure joins the health care debate.

Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama's "Deadly Doctor," Strikes Back

Time | Michael Scherer / Washington Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the medical ethicist and oncologist who advises President Obama, does not own a television, and if you catch him in a typically e...

Murkowski Rebut Palin: Don't "Gin Up Fear" With Death Panel Lies

Anchorage Daily News | LISA DEMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday told an Anchorage crowd that critics of health care reform, the summer's hottest political topic, aren't helping t...