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Toe-may-toe … toe-mah-toe …

March 18, 2010 – Throughout the health care debate, it’s been fascinating to watch opposition responses to each bit of reform-related news. The… Read more

Is public option about to be flushed?

December 9, 2009 – The "Grand Compromise" will allow those who oppose the public option to say that it's out, while proponents of the public option can claim… Read more

2,074 pages of detail not a bad thing

November 19, 2009 – We think opponents of the legislation should stop carping and look on the bright side: the legislation is extensive and explicit. It's good… Read more

Get Harry Reid some steroids. Stat.

November 11, 2009 – When the House passed its version of health reform legislation last week, the development may have sent chills down the spines of those who… Read more

Even if states can opt out, will they?

October 29, 2009 – We’re happy to hear folks asking this question: If Democrats succeed in passing health reform legislation with an opt-out public… Read more

Up or down vote on health reform needed

October 26, 2009 – Will Democrats unite to allow an up-or-down vote on health reform legislation? Robert Creamer explained on the Huffington Post this morning… Read more

‘Option’ is not a failure — not yet, anyway

October 23, 2009 – For a political proposal that appeared ready to be staked in the heart by its opponents just weeks ago, the public option looked… Read more

Sen. Snow bravely crosses the aisle

October 14, 2009 – There were squeals of joy and howls of rage when Olympia Snowe crossed the aisle (or as Republicans would say “went over to the Dark… Read more

Will the real predator please stand up?

October 8, 2009 – A column by Thomas Frank in the Wall Street Journal made us pause and scratch our heads this week because it prompted one of those… Read more

North Dakota dems cry “bad (blue) dog!”

October 7, 2009 – Okay, we know that it’s the conservative members of the House that are called “Blue Dogs” (not members of the Senate),… Read more

Schwarznegger urges GOP to support reform

October 6, 2009 – Governor Arnold Schwarznegger (R-CA) has made a formal statement supporting health care reform, urging congressional Republicans to… Read more

Blue dogs bark not so bad on public option

September 24, 2009 – This week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus did a head count of its members to see whether House liberals still strongly opposed any… Read more