It's still unclear if the House will have the needed votes to pass health care reform -- if the votes aren't there, it could seriously undermine the chances for any element of the progressive agenda from passing.
Last Monday, employees at Catholic Charities were told they would lose spousal health benefits to "avoid offering benefits to same-sex partners of its workers," the latest spiteful move of Catholic Charities.
President Obama will now write his own health care bill. There are so many questions and so few answers -- is this a trick by the president to force the hands of the Republicans, or to unite the Democrats?
Progressive groups, Democrats and unions also haven't coalesced behind a clear strategy to move now-stalled health care reform forward, or to convince cowed Senate Democrats to take on the a large-scale jobs creation program.