The healthcare debate has become a convenient distraction from the far more pressing issues surrounding the banking meltdown.
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel thinks that we need to stop fixating on debt and unemployment benefits, and instead focus on a job creation program.
Marcy Wheeler talks strategy, saying that Democrats need to "push the positive" to encourage people to not accept anything but the public option.
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.