Opinion

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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.

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Thanksgiving in troubled times

Food, family, traffic jams, thankfulness - all are part of Thanksgiving, but, especially this year, there is more.

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Thanks for fighting, more nuance needed and other letters to the editor

Thanks for fighting. Here is a photo of Leo Munoz of Congressman Charlie Gonzales' office accepting boxing gloves to keep on fighting for health care.

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.

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Health care, abortion and ‘a bridge too far’

By a vote of 220-215 the Democrats ushered in health reform legislation, the likes of which haven't been seen since Medicare passed in 1965. But it came with a price.

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