The important thing is to be sure that while we're endeavoring to achieve universal health care, we don't do so only or largely on the backs of ill people.
Maybe the media can stop grand standing and provoking hysteria and get down with the real folks.
If you look closely at what the Republicans are saying, this isn't a debate on the merits of this stimulus legislation, but rather another round of policy battles fought during last year's campaign.
I've invited Erin to liveblog with me and the public at the Huffington Post. I did this in the interest of open dialogue about the very real economic issues and journalism issues at hand.
One of the big journalistic lessons of the Iraq War was that "embedded" reporters who get one side of the story are not well suited to give accurate information to the public.
Would there have been all that money around to pay the huge bonuses this year had the Treasury and the Fed not stepped in with hundreds of billions of dollars?
While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.
The stimulus package needs to do more than just jump-start the economy; it needs to make sure that as the 21st century energy world order takes shape, this time, the U.S. is at the forefront.
Sometimes the people the press thinks of as deviant types are closer to the sphere of consensus than the journalists who are classifying those same people as "fringe."
By choosing tactical advantages over the safety of its citizens, the terrorist organization chose its military goals over the safety of its fellow Palestinians in Gaza.
I give David Gregory and the Meet the Press producers credit. They didn't think about being politically correct; I'm guessing they wanted the smartest, best-informed guests, and they all happened to have been women.
Reports on the threat of Santa and the North Pole have been circulating for several years as attention had initially been drawn to vast joy and hope reserves deep in the Arctic Ocean.
Accuracy in Media, it can be argued, was founded in a fit of pique. In his 1984 book Media Mischief and Misdeeds, Reed Irvine stated that AIM's foun...
Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich is winning new found respect and admiration from this country's media establishment for his call to invade Indiana.
Unless CBS breaks the mold we will not see a woman or person of color lead policy discussions and enjoy access to the nation's power elite on Sunday mornings for at least 25 years.
Thankfully, we don't arrest cigarette smokers who relapse.