If you believe there is an "enthusiasm gap" right now between a demoralized progressive base and a mobilized conservative base (and I certainly believe there is), then the logical question is why?
Could there be a transpartisan, left-right-center coalition forming against the unpopular individual health insurance mandate in the recently passed health care bill?
A great deal of misinformation, spin, and overheated hype came out of last year's debate on health care. The most startling was the stark comparison between the overhead of private health insurance and Medicare.
Health reform will do a lot of things that most Americans don't realize it will do, and it will not do a lot of things that many Americans mistakenly believe it will.
Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.
Last night's defeat of Prop 16 was one of the most historic victories in California history. Californians want a choice in the marketplace that provides them with renewable energy sources.
Who in Washington is telling banks their actions are unacceptable? By starting my campaign right in front of one of the big banks, I wanted to make clear that I will.
It's shameful that Wellpoint lobbyists were successful in keeping key protections for those with serious illnesses out of the Senate bill. But it's even more shameful that Harry Reid has no intention of fixing it.
The Right has been hoping for months that 2010 will be another 1994, but it's easy to see how that analogy falls apart.
Health care reforms will now be fought for in reality, and not just in hyperbole on cable news shows and blogs. Obama could no more lose this than Bush could lose Iraq. Once in, all in.
We won! When President Obama signs the health care reconciliation bill on Tuesday, we can crow about a robust public option. I'm not hallucinating. We should savor this victory. Unfortunately, it's not a health care victory.
Huffington Post congressional correspondent Ryan Grim appeared on the Democracy Now! news program this morning to discuss the recent passage of health...
We in Texas have a public option, suggested by and administered by the office of the Texas AG, to provide a reasonable cost option to parents who are now mandated to provide medical care payment.
Seeing the House pass the health care reform bill felt like a moment of triumph. The legislation offers significant improvements for health coverage for many, while ducking the most far-reaching controls on costs. But there are bitter disappointments.
By denying a vote on the public option, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is forcing his "fix" to be paid for by taking $22 billion directly away from education funding.
One of the dirtiest political fights in memory is over (sort of). But if you think the health care debate got rough, wait until President Obama and Congress turn to energy and climate.