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Zach Braff, Donald Faison Promote Giving To 50,000 Shoes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Zach Braff and Donald Faison must get tired of being on a hit sitcom, since everywhere I look they seem to be promoting another cause. A few weeks ago...

A Dose of Clarity

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

If the health care debate seems like a hopeless morass, it's largely because moneyed interests want it to look that way. Matt Taibbi reminds us that the most fundamental issue is simple: Who pays, and how?

Organizing For America: Host A "Health Reform Phone Booth"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Organizing For America, the online campaign that helped sweep President Obama into office, is asking for help again from its supporters. This time, t...

Top Five Reasons the Baucus Bill Is Really, Really Bad

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In order to clarify the plan submitted by Senator Max Baucus, here are the top five reasons why it's really bad.

Standing for Meaningful Health Reform

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

The Senate Finance Committee is preparing to debate a health care bill that doesn't meet the needs of America's working families. Nor does it meet the standards Obama laid out in his address to Congress.

Kanye West, Joe Wilson Need a Day with My Mother-in-Law

Michelle Lamar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lamar

Joe Wilson and Kanye West need a day or two with my mother-in-law, because she is one of the classiest ladies I've ever met.

Jeff Muskus

Wilson Facing Possible Censure Head-On | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rather than keep a low profile, Rep. Joe "You lie!" Wilson (R-S.C.) returned to the scene of the crime -- or, at least, the clear violation of House r...

In Praise of 'Joe' Wilson: What's Wrong with Calling Out Lies in Congress?

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

Obama said that "nothing else even comes close" to health care expenditures in terms of causing the federal deficit. In fact, something does -- the military budget -- but that topic is off limits for some reason.

Fired Up and Ready to Go! A Tale of Two Cities

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There are about 75 days between now and Thanksgiving. By Thanksgiving, we will know if there will be health reform legislation or not.

#912DC Tag Fires Up Twitter, Protesters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Conservative protesters are marching on Washington D.C. today against President Obama's policies, most notably his proposed reform of America's health... And R.E.M. Encourage Americans To Promote Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact members submitted photos last week with how them and their families were suffering from health care issues. MoveOn took these photos and cr...

Your World in Charts: How Health Care Reform Will Work

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Here's a simple, easy to understand chart of how health care would work if health care reform is passed. It's certainly much more specific than the Republican plan.

Why Did Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After The President's Speech?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president singled out insurance companies for special criticism in his speech on Wednesday. So why did health insurance stock prices go up the next day?

Mario to Joe Wilson: You Lie!!!

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

Mr. Wilson, the statement that the undocumented can benefit from health reform is a lie, you know it is a lie, and therefore, you are a liar.

Did Obama's Address Remind Anyone Else of the the Season Opener of Glee?

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

The partisan dynamics currently at play on Capitol Hill resemble a high school full of cliques, power differentials, and image-conscious participants more than a democratic problem-solving body.

Jeff Muskus

Steele's Take On Obama Speech: "Socialist Power Grab" | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's Wednesday-night address to Congress yielded a wide range of responses, but few demonstrated the unique gift for rhetoric possessed b...

Much to Like. More to Come?

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

There was much to like in President Obama's health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress. But we need to remember that medical insurance reform of any kind is doomed without medical content reform.

Jeff Muskus

Reid Muddies Health Care Waters With Co-Op Talk | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) caused some confusion on Capitol Hill Thursday when he described an elaborate hypothetical situation in whi...

A Call to Action: Why Our Health Matters

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

While there has been tremendous debate over access and payment, there has been less focus on the content of health care. Without a change in that content, we will never have a sustainable system.

Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Obama To Back Strong Public Option

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours before President Obama's Wednesday night speech to a joint session of Congress on health care reform, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Obama: Addressing the Healing Crisis

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

If every older person were guaranteed a physician with time to talk about life and ways to live it more fully, as well as to discuss the best ways to deal with the inevitability of death, debates about "death panels" would wither.

The New McCarthyism, Just Like the Old McCarthyism

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

The McCarthyist goal was to purge government of progressive people and ideas. It was highly effective in the fifties and early sixties, and it is proving frighteningly effective today.

August Was a Sideshow, September Is for Progress

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The August recess, which was supposed to be all about health care, ended up being about anything but health care. And now, Republicans are intent on making the focus about me.

How Progressive Groupthink Hindered Health Reform

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

How could the president get the idea that an individual mandate, especially without a public option, was a "goody" for progressives?

Affordability and the Public Option

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

At the end of the day, the way that most Americans will measure reform is by asking, "Do I have good health care that I can afford?"