A Chicken in Every Pot

How Will the Debt Limit “Game of Chicken” End?: “The Republican strategy seems to be to ram their Medicare abolition plan into law within the next two months – Treasury says the ‘drop-dead’ date for raising the debt limit is August 2 – before people learn what they are really doing to Medicare.” (Via Capital …

Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis?

Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis?: “But the problem here is bipartisan – as it was with the tax cut last year.  None of the leadership on either side is willing to talk openly about how our biggest banks caused great fiscal damage.  No one is willing to explain why our healthcare costs …

We are the Socialists for Britain

T.R. Reid: Looking Overseas For ‘Healing Of America’ : NPR: Mr. REID: Yeah, yeah. One of the ways – you know, they have that thing on Britain on Wednesday where the prime minister stands up in parliament, and the other party insults him and shouts questions at him. And one of the most-standard questions is: …

Sacrificing the Public Option

Sacrificing the Public Option | The American Prospect: “Because the public option has stood no realistic chance of being enacted in the form it was conceived, its main value all along this year has been as a bargaining chip. The proposal will now have served a valuable political purpose if, by sacrificing it, the White …

Health Care Explained On The Back Of A Napkin

Health Care Explained On The Back Of A Napkin (SLIDESHOW): Healthcare Napkins All View more documents from Dan Roam. (Via The Huffington Post.)

The Word – Hippie Replacement

The Word – Hippie Replacement | Colbert Report 05105 | ColbertNation.com: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Hippie Replacement www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Meryl Streep (Via Colbert Nation.) That “sleeping giant” has corporate sponsorship.

How American Health Care Killed My Father – The Atlantic

I knew someone out there had some good ideas at reform. A Democrat no less. It’s a great read and should be on anyone’s list interested in reform who is interested in solutions to fixing our status quo. The sad part is that no one in power is advocating a solution resembling the author’s, esp. …

I’m with Stupid

The 10 Dumbest Arguments Against Health-Care Reform | The American Prospect: “This is just part of the hurricane of idiocy the administration must struggle through if it is to pass health-care reform. Don’t get me wrong – there are some very good reasons to remain optimistic about the odds of reform succeeding. On the other …

Reform on the Cheap

WSJ.com – In New Law’s Wake, Companies Slash Their Political Donations
This was a really nice surprise. I’ve been a long time supporter of campaign finance reform because I felt special interest money held too much sway in the process.