As Americans, we're lucky to have the choices that come with prosperity. It shouldn't take an epic man-made disaster like the BP oil spill to help us make the right ones.
With the midterm elections now less than seven months away, things look very different now than they did in January when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
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The message from William Gheen seems pretty straightforward--the only way a Republican like Graham could possibly be joining forces with Democrats on so many issues is that he is gay and being blackmailed.
It is an amazing fall from grace. A wrenching story of throwing principle on the bonfire of politics to keep power at any cost. I once knew a man of principle named John McCain.
Analysts who take the Massachusetts special election shock seriously see it mostly in terms of recycled mantras from the Clinton administration. "It's the economy, stupid." But this is plainly too glib.
Nancy Pelosi, amazingly, turns 70 years old on March 26th. The acclaim she is receiving for the passage of the national health care reform bill has been a long time coming.
Romanoff appears to be so willing to sabotage Bennet that he is willing to risk health care reform for 32 million Americans to score a few political points in his campaign.
Along the way, our journey with "the law that nearly was" became an education in the workings of the American political system, right from a ringside seat on the legislative process.
We heard a lot of hoopla on Sunday night, but what do we really have in the health care bill? With all those runaway mentions of amendments, what do we really have?
Today we are declaring that we are a nation where all of us will have the opportunity to obtain basic affordable health care. In this, the greatest country on earth, we owe ourselves nothing less.
If the Democrats can create some momentum of their own, and learn the lessons of health care, then they may be able to substantially reduce the electoral damage in November.
Something is happening in America: the radicalization of people like my friends Robby and Betsy that President Obama and this administration ignore at their own political peril.
Despite our own trying times, on this day, we should again remember that it is the unique spirit of America that reminds us that when we take in the tired, hungry and poor.
The president's approval and disapproval numbers are within kissing distance. When will Obama turn this around? Will he turn this around?
As in Massachusetts, if national health reform happens, we will witness the launch of a long term, serious national conversation about rising health care costs and what to do about them. There's still no magic bullet.