What went wrong with health care reform? Everything. Almost immediately, this debate was a diversion from the most pressing issue facing Americans -- an anemic economy with unemployment numbers never seen in our lifetime.
How is it that populist fervor moved independents in Massachusetts to be excited about a senator who will inevitably side with insurance moguls, hedge fund operators, anti-choice zealots, tea partiers, and drug companies?
The Obama Administration has cut far too many deals with the same corporate special interests that have dominated Washington since the Reagan years.
87 percent of employers surveyed said they will cut benefits if reform increases their costs, and 86 percent said they would pass the additional costs on to workers. That isn't cost control.
Welcome back to my annual outright theft of The McLaughlin Group's awards categories for the past year in politics.
It is incredibly irresponsible for some progressives to call for killing the health care bill. The idea that we should scrap this bill entirely and start from scratch next year is both immoral and impractical.
There will be no significant progressive change requiring Congressional action unless the Senate eliminates the filibuster and elects -- rather than perpetuates -- committee chairs.
"Gather 'round, you little lovelies -- how'd you like your Grampa to tell you a bit of a Christmas story?" "Well, I think I just might then. Have you ever heard the tale of Nelson the Hard-Nosed Reindeer?"
Senator Baucus' abuse of power is only now becoming evident because of his mishandling of the health care reform agenda of President Obama.
For our society to ever attain the grace described in the Constitution, Americans must resist the primal urge to gain dominion over the weak by letting greedy forces set the agenda.
It has become readily apparent that efforts to achieve health care reform in the Senate have become a disaster and effectively dead. This seems to be clear to everyone, with the exception of several senators.
Baucus asked the White House to appoint his girlfriend, Melodee Hanes, as Montana's U.S. Attorney. Didn't Obama learn anything from their years in Chicago surrounded by the patronage politics of the Daley machine?
The buccaneers of the financial community remain free to restore the disaster from which they were rescued with taxpayers' money.
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After years of feeding at the health insurance industry trough, it's no wonder these conservative Democratic senators oppose a public option plan to compete for consumers.
Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.