Effective government is the precondition of freedom. And Obama needs to tell us that.
Five Democratic senators on the Senate Finance Committee helped defeat a public option; do they really think that will advance reform--or even their political careers?
Humana and other insurance industry giants have been fomenting a scare campaign among seniors to keep the industry's wasteful taxpayer subsidy going.
Health reform promises support for comprehensive care. That promise plainly does not extend to women who depend on public funds and seek abortions.
Progressives need to be as concerned about insurance coverage affordability as we are about a public option.
The Nation's Ari Melber on Obama's speech to the AFL-CIO which seemed to inspire the president's populist side and showed an eagerness to engage with the public.
President Obama invokes history and offers a robust vision of progressive governance (if not the public option) in his major address to Congress on healthcare.
The Nation's Chris Hayes looks back on the impact of right-wing 'death panel' attacks of August and sounds an optimistic note about the future.
The president's healthcare speech was not a full-fledged antidote to decades of Reaganism. But it was an eloquent call for a new progressive role for government. We must build on it.
It takes considerable skill to convince people that something that is clearly good for them--like universal healthcare--is not.