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Fighting Words

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The Democrats have the power and the numbers, and yet they behave as if the other side would show them the same courtesy were the roles reversed -- as if the last eight years never happened.

Obama Calls Health Plan a ‘Moral Obligation’

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama sought Wednesday to reframe the health care debate as “a core ethical and moral obligation,” imploring a coalition ...

WATCH: Why Hitler's Unborn Child Would've Loved Obama's Health Care Plan

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Roy Sekoff on AC360: On Health Care, The White House Has been Consistent Only In Its Inconsistency (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on AC360 tonight to discuss the latest developments in the health care fight, including reports that the White Hou...

Arianna: White House Must Draw Line In The Sand On Health Care (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight to discuss some of the myths currently circulating about the plan to reform health care. ...

Vox Ignoramus

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

You couldn't ask for better examples of the truth about the health care opposition than what's been popping up in the news on a daily basis. And I say keep 'em coming!

The Health Reform Fiasco Is an 'Old' Media Triumph -- and a Red Flag for Democrats

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

The health reform showdown is powerful evidence that the much-touted online advantage of the Left is certainly questionable when it comes to major political confrontations.

My Nazi Can Beat Up Your Nazi

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

It's not okay to throw the word "Nazi" around unless you're talking about actual Nazis. It's definitely not okay to use it in a health care debate.

Health Care: The Founding Fathers Weigh In

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sarah Schmelling

We've given quite a bit of power to the Executive Branch, and since the people elect the president, I'm sure they'll listen to what he has to say when he wants to make some kind of change.

Why I Am A Conservative On Health Care Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Since when is it conservative to embrace new, overpriced, corrupt systems, like the health-destroying and ruinously expensive protocols of much of modern medicine?

Is Obama a Back-Room Blue Dog on Health Care?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The town halls make for good television, but they're a side-show to the main event. The real story should be about the back room deals reportedly being negotiated with the Obama administration.

Calling the Obama Army to Step Up the Pressure!

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

Obama needs needs us to put our organizing shoes back on and hit the streets. He needs us to tell our local officials that we expect Congress to pass health care reform. Pressure is what's needed.

Let 'Em Have It

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Should we just give those who are derailing the attempt to redress America's ills what they want, actually let them secede, let them govern it the way they want, and then watch from a safe distance?

Is This the End of Democracy?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.

Single-Payer Straw Man

Reed Wacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reed Wacker

Senator Nancy Pelosi said that single payer is "off the table." But a strong public option could be closer to single-payer than I first thought.

Health Care Town Meetings

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

I don't recognize the raucous and rowdy town meetings in other parts of the country. The shouters talk about "freedom," but what they are doing is the absolute opposite of what freedom of discussion is about.

Nazi Medicine

Michael Berenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Berenbaum

Reviewing what the Nazis actually did -- and why -- shows that recent inapt "Nazi" comparisons reveal more about the attackers than the president's or Congress's current proposals.

On Health Care It's "E Pluribus" Without the "Unum"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The election of the first U.S. president of African descent has challenged a lot of people's self-identity. The loud, vicious, unruly behavior is a collective expression of white trepidation.

The "Government Take-Over" Isn't About the Public Option

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Even if the public option weren't part of the Obama reform plan, the Right would still be screaming about a "government take-over" as loudly as it is now.

Why End of Life Counseling Is Imperative

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For loved ones, end of life planning makes one of the most difficult times that much easier to deal with. Instead of helping families plan for this, we are getting fear mongering and stupidity.

Critics of "Obamacare" Actually Describe the Status Quo

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

What is striking about right wing talking points on health care is that every horror alleged as a feature of Obamacare is actually a mainstay of American health care as it currently stands.

The Health-Scare Mobs Pt 2: What the F**K is Everyone So Angry About?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Tuesday's meeting held by Sen. Arlen Specter in Lebanon, PA is a perfect example of the vitriol the poor legislators must endure (yeah, I said "poor" legislators) from the health-scare mobs.

Mad Men

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

The insurgency of angry anti-government groups is misplaced patriotism on steroids, and with all the attendant side effects. This is mass 'roid rage, ugly and insane.

Let's Take the Stomachache Out of Health Care Reform: One Patient's Story

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Simple, safe and inexpensive protocols should be the new foundation of American health care. It is the key to cutting the out-of-control costs that are sinking the system.

Up Close and Personal With the U.S. Health Care System

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

This week, thousands of L.A.'s unemployed and medically uninsured will have their eyes examined, their teeth cared for, their lab work and radiology work done -- free.