Opinion

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.

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Odd coalition challenges Bernanke - what’s it about?

Why are progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders and economist Dean Baker teaming up with right-wingers like Grover Norquist and Phyllis Schlafly?

Difficult victory

Overcoming the intense lobbying efforts of the health insurance-industrial complex and their far-right "tea party" stormtroopers, which spent some $640,000 a day opposing health care reform, the American people and their organizations, especially their unions, mobilized and pushed through a bill that can improve the health care system for millions of insured and uninsured people.

Keep pushing

The people are not buying the false notion that so-called "free market" is the answer to all their problems.

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