The far right is perfectly willing to bring out the heavy artillery to crush this liberal insurgency. If you want to stay in power, you have to fight for it. So get your sorry asses out of Mopesville.
Massachusetts's election of a Republican U.S. Senator on Tuesday night should give us pause. It should also give us hope that Americans are not sold on the extreme take-it or leave-it solutions from either political party.
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is now saying that if Democrats lose the Massachusetts Senate election tomorrow, the party will consider using reconciliation to pass the health care bill.
On this Martin Luther King Day, the struggle to provide decent health care to all Americans isn't over. There's still time to fight for the most just, wise, and equitable bill possible.
Bridging the gap between the House and Senate's health care bills with regard to the public option will be challenging; however, it seems that a public-private partnership may point to a solution.
Outrage is alive and well and living in America. It can be heard in every corner of the country, as well as on Capitol Hill. In cyberspace, our voices are being heard loud and clear.
A move to a government funded system would demonstrably result in lower, not higher, costs. For example, if we simply duplicated the British system, every US citizen could take home an $800 refund.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is disingenuous at best and engaging in crass political gamesmanship at worst in whacking Obama for back pedaling on heal...
The progressive left had hoped single payer would be a second New Deal. Instead, we got a Congress that is kidding itself and a president that refuses to lead.
I'm happy for union workers who've earned "better" plans through collective bargaining. But I'm somewhat unsympathetic on the subject when most of us working stiffs can't afford any plan at all.
Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.
The battle over the public option isn't over. Somehow, everyone's forgotten that 60+ House Democrats signed a letter demanding it just a few months ago.
'Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the land/No legislation was stirring, Except a bad health care plan
From the moment he was elected, Obama has governed not as a progressive liberal but as a corporatist liberal. Progressive liberals hoped Obama would be like FDR. Instead, he's been like Bill Clinton on steroids.
I acknowledge that a fair debate on health care can be had. But what I have no patience for is the ignorance being injected into our national consciousness, most recently by Sarah Palin.
After several unpopular compromises on health care reform, and after the revelation that the White House didn't put any pressure on Joe Lieberman to s...