There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt.
What I'm afraid of is that this bill makes private insurance larger and stronger -- and thus, gets us further away from curing the main problem of our health care system: perverse incentives.
Popular action is the very definition of democracy. It doesn't happen without us, and it isn't a human right upheld by some magic fairness-fairy. If the public option's not in the bill, it's because we haven't shown up to demand it.
Snow affords us an opportunity to care for one another. We can shovel for an elderly neighbor, and make crossing safe for pedestrians. Whether shoveling a sidewalk or providing health care to Americans -- we could all use altruism this season.
As I find myself gripped in a bitter argument -- with myself -- about the fate of health care reform, I'm reminded of the schizophrenic Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings saga fighting angrily with himself.
The health care debate is teetering, not "on the precipice of success" as President Obama put it, but rather on the precipice of outright farce.
Want to know how to get this president's attention? Disagree with him or oppose him, and he's putty in your hands.
The never-ending story of health care reform took another turn for the weird this week. It began with liberals working themselves into a lather over ...
Attendees of the Union League Club's Dem Senatorial Forum were treated to candidates largely in agreement, but whose actions show little evidence they have been infected by the holiday spirit.
The Dems eventually will get a bill they can call "reform," but they will not be able to say with straight faces that the reform is a significant improvement over the terrible system we already have.
I'm pissed off at health care reform. I'm pissed off at this endless process of emotional highs and lows and exhilaration and dejection and history and infamy.
Barack Obama has been praised as a smart politician whose long view pragmatism and patience belie shrewd instincts. President Obama is certainly effic...
There are a number of vital amendments to the Senate health care reform bill that can go a long way towards making lemonade out of the lemons that Joe Lieberman has thrown our way.
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger In search of the elusive, filibuster-proof 60th vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid eviscerated t...
Lieberman's success in eliminating the public option from the Senate health reform bill makes one thing perfectly clear: to pass progressive reform, the Senate must change its filibuster rules.
It's time for Democrats to punish Lieberman for his consistent disloyalty, from supporting Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency in '08 to this latest self-serving ploy.