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President Obama Promises Major Speech "Every Few Hours"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

President Obama was contrite about possibly admitting to theoretical failures about maybe showing vague leadership about stuff and things lately.

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?

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform, Part 2: What Is the Size Glove of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We need the government to create the environment where small business can make a buck, just like Adam Smith would have wanted it.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform: Part 1:Get Rid of Unsightly Unfunded Mandates

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I just don't get it. You get a guy in the White House who is offering business the biggest tax break of our lifetimes, and he gets snubbed by every right-winger.

The Incredible Shrinking Health Care Reform

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Solomon

Notions of universal health care are fading in the power centers of politics -- while more and more attention focuses on the care and feeding of the insurance industry.

So it Begins -- the August Attack on Health Care Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I received a mass email that exhorted the recipients to pray because of the disaster to befall on us if health care reform is passed. I went through every charge and answered it.

Paging Team America: Who Will Save Laura & Euna?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

When two American journalists are sent to prison in a foreign country, shouldn't the news organization at least support them and assuage public outrage by acknowledging and covering the situation on its own site?

How to Follow the Health Reform Debate

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

With Kathleen Sebelius's nomination beginning this week, the topic of health reform is about to heat up even more. Here's a handy guide to the action.

Bob Novak Just Doesn't Get It

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The President-Elect flipped eight Bush states to the blue column and managed to get two states to elect a Democrat for President for the first time in nearly half a century.

The Power in a Genuine Obama Mandate

Fred Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Goldring

A clear mandate would give President Obama and the Democrats a refreshing opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that such power can be transformative and healing, rather than divisive.

New Jersey To Require Mandatory Kidney Donation

Kim Stagliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stagliano

The Garden State has passed a law that requires all healthy citizens to donate one kidney by age 45. Yes, the Garden State plans to reap your kidney. The law is called "Kidney2Me."