Without a public option, the individual mandate in the Senate bill is wrong for moral, political, and policy reasons.

The Senate bill’s excise tax is going to make most Americans’ health insurance considerably worse–pretty much by designed.

The Dorgan amendment got 51 aye’s. . . which, in the Senate, is a majority, which, in the Senate, means the amendment failed.

Progressive begin thinking about and actively working to bring down the bill. Jane agrees with Howard Dean, who said: kill the Senate bill.

Jane thinks now is the time to hold the progressives in the House accountable for their pledge.

The organized attacks targeting Rahm Emanuel have started on the left.

Ben Nelson wants to be the new Lieberman. He has demands, too!

Obama claims the new LieberCare bill “meets his criteria” even though he needs to tell bald-faced lies to support it. Lieberman might be ready to vote for a bill that he got to completely rewrite. . . or he might not. Of course, it is not really Lieberman’s fault; Reid could have gone with reconciliation when Joe made his first filibuster threat.

Obama tells the Democratic senators that being seen as unprincipled wimps is a good thing.

Scarecrow says this is more like a an extortion racket than health care reform.

Lieberman flip-flops on support of Medicare buy-in.

Obama cedes his presidency to Joe–we have tape!

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com