What was once essential is just a luxury, at least if one follows the arc of Paul Krugman’s positions on health care reform.
The leader of the House Progressive Caucus still seems to be trying to communicate with the President in the wrong language. I provide guidance and an example.
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced his retirement in an e-mail to supporters this morning. His retirement leaves an open Senate seat in what has been a reliably Democratic state.
Part of the problem the progressive movement is the disconnect between many of its leaders and the people it intends to help. Better listening skills might help, or maybe a wider circle of associates.
House progressives are objecting to being marginalized in the discussions of how to resolve the House and Senate versions of health care reform. I don’t see why they should be surprised. They’ve earned their status as the folks you can ignore.
Brit Hume thinks that there’s nothing about forgiveness in Buddhism, or at least nothing worth mentioning. Of course, he didn’t bother to look, either.
Recently, I’ve noted quite a few rather condescending articles suggesting that anyone who thinks the current health care bills aren’t worth passing are unreasonable, mean, naive, or selfish. I have a suggestion for these people: Get to know the people who’d really have to pay for your “less than perfect” bills.
An interesting petition and another one are at least two ways you can express your opinions on health care to your elected representatives.
The willingness to walk away, either from a bad deal or a job you can no longer do, is something progressives in Congress need to acquire. Otherwise, we will never see progressive legislation in this country.