December

Republican vs. Republican

There he was on Christmas Eve:  Senator John Kyl, pumped with anger, calling the just passed Senate health care reform bill "a massive, very bad assault on liberty."

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What if?

What if I told you that by supporting the 1935 Social Security Act you would be selling out the working class and capitulating to right-wing special interests?

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Politics and health care from the heartland

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."

Forward to the phone banks!

I am weighing the Paul Krugman vs. Howard Dean approaches to what's left of health care reform.

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Motorcycle diary: deep thoughts from the guy who delivers your mail

"Roll me away, baby." The words of Motor City boy Bob Seger played through my head as we blasted across Highway 2 on our grandest adventure yet.

How I will be evaluating the Senate health care compromise

"Blue Dog" Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu looked whipped, like she had just been a guest at a vampire banquet.

The dynamics of health care reform

The current struggle for health care reform gives us a concrete glimpse of the contours, dynamics and complexities of the issue.