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The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?

Left, Right & Center: Big Government, Is it Back in Fashion?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Today's show is helmed by Bob Scheer, who, amazingly, describes himself as a "libertarian" !! It's a big think show on the subject of Big Government. ...

Sarah Palin Spits on the Legacy of Eunice Shriver

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Palin's vile claim that mentally challenged children would be murdered by the American government is not only ludicrous, it is a disgusting insult to Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Sarah Palin Wins

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We all know, given the chance, a doctor will always talk you into suicide. That's where the money is. Why not forbid doctors from talking to patients at all, just to be safe? Call it the Palin-Grassley Freedom from Information Act.

War of the Worlds Was also Fiction That Scared People

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

There is always resistance to social change. But then I wondered, what social change?

Obama to Drop "Health" and "Care" from Health Care Plan

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

In an effort to pass a bipartisan bill with a Republican party that wouldn't give him a glass of water if his tie were on fire, President Obama plans to eliminate "health" and "care" from his health care reform plan.

Palin Was For "Death Panels" Before She Was Against Them

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent weeks, right-wing groups have been pushing the myth that health care reform will somehow kill seniors. One of the most high profile voices p...

Giuliani Talks Up Death Panels At Illinois GOP Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani argued today that "it is natural" to assume that the Democratic health care reform plan will lead to "death panels...

Stop Using People with Disabilities as the Poster Children for the Republican Attack on Healthcare

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

This rhetorical concern for the disabled is fascinating coming from the right, which has routinely worked against extending accommodations for them under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

End-of-Life Care Might Be Left Out Of Senate Health Bill

Wall Street Journal | JANET ADAMY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of caring for patients who are near death accounts for a big piece of the government's medical spending. But a furor over a provision for gov...

Sam Stein

Grassley Comment Raises Fresh Doubts About Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley's endorsement Wednesday of an unfounded, extremist argument that Democratic health care legislation could empower the government t...

Hey Sarah Palin! Why Not Actually Read Dr. Emanuel's article on rationing limited resources?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

While Sarah Palin may not like the idea that any citizen should be denied health care, how would she suggest we distribute the precious few kidneys available to a long list of people on dialysis?

If Medicare Wants to Kill Grandma, Why Hasn't It Done So For 44 Years?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I've never heard of anyone suggesting euthanasia for grandma, grandpa - or me (I'm now 76 and getting progressively more expensive to insure).

The Nutters Are Coming to Get You

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The inchoate attaches to the most assertive claim of deviance from, or seeming offense against, virtue and righteousness.

Five Health Care Reform Lies

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Congress preparing to vote on health care reform this fall, talk of what's in the major House bill has been dominating the news and political blo...

Sen. Grassley Disqualifies Himself from Health Care Negotiations

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

How can someone act as a good-faith negotiator on a critical and complex issue while simultaneously spreading bald-faced lies about the content of the leading legislation on the topic?

Murkowski Rebut Palin: Don't "Gin Up Fear" With Death Panel Lies

Anchorage Daily News | LISA DEMER Ldemer@adn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday told an Anchorage crowd that critics of health care reform, the summer's hottest political topic, aren't helping t...

Countering the Lies about Health Care Reform

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Let's make sure seniors and all Americans know the truth about health care reform and that lies are spread to block real progress.

"Death Panels": The Circles of Sarah Palin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Does this sound like the Sarah Palin we've come to know and love?

d'Artoon -- Exorcizing Health Care Reform

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

An unlikely figure joins the health care debate.

Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama's "Deadly Doctor," Strikes Back

Time | Michael Scherer / Washington Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the medical ethicist and oncologist who advises President Obama, does not own a television, and if you catch him in a typically e...

AP Fact Check: No 'Death Panel' In Health Care Bill

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the health care overhaul bill would set up a "death panel." Federal ...

Shouting Matches Between People, Straw Men at Town Halls

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

There are patriots among us who realize that a battle is raging. These foot soldiers of freedom have seized our town halls to loudly, incoherently speak truth to power.

Ezra Klein: Is The Government Going To Euthanize Your Grandmother?

Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's belief that the House health-care reform bill would create "death panels" might be particularly extreme, but she's hardly the only perso...

Universal Single-Payer Shamanistic Death Panels

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

So there's nothing new about Mediscare-style arguments, rambunctious and easily manipulated populists, or Astroturf-style mobilizations. But there is something about this debate that feels different, and more intense.