One small way to tell the politicians and political organizations that are supposed to represent you that they screwed up on health care.
Bibi Netanyahu learned a lesson in dealing with the new American President this week, and so should we.
It’s become one of my personal political axioms that you can tell who won and who lost a political battle in America by the statements of the two sides. The people who lost are the ones who declare victory. The people who won are the ones who say “The battle still continues. Keep sending those contributions.” We saw this principle in action today.
Just as the current course of the health care bill was predictable, so will be its effects.
Some folks seem to be above making the obvious observations about the Republicans’ interest in the Eric Massa investigation. I am not one of them.
My take on the candidacy of Bill Halter, who announced yesterday that he will run against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) in the Democratic primary.
At least 116 progressive U.S. Representatives sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asking him to include a public option in the “sidecar reconciliation” bill. Once again, I am pessimistic about the chance that an act of the House Progressive Caucus will amount to anything good regarding health care reform. This time, though, I dare them to prove me wrong.
Paul Krugman and I agree on something – blaming Rahm Emanuel for the failures of this Administration is like blaming the mirror for what you see in it.
It’s possible that the Senate will not vote to confirm Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. Write your Senators today to make that more likely.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” they said, “that all men are created equal.” Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down. Decisions are made by those who show up.
— President Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing