A new poll shows that a majority of the public supports a public option, and it’s time for lawmakers to listen. When Senators like Charles Grassley and Orrin Hatch inveigh against a government-provided insurance option, we all know on whose behalf they’re speaking. But the problem is some of their constituents believe [...]
cross-posted at my place
Judging from the past month of political controversy, you could be forgiven for thinking that the United States had mysteriously warped back to the early 1990s. After all, the similarities are striking: not only are Republicans again trying to sink a young Democratic president’s ambitious attempt at health care reform, [...]
I haven’t spent much time on the blogs lately, and so I missed a ton of the hot fire the good folks at Pandagon have been spitting for the last few days. First, there is Amanda Marcotte’s great post on the huge discrepancy between the U.S. media’s reaction to Michael Phelp’s marijuana use, and the recent revelation that [...]
A few weeks ago, we asked if everyone should go to college. An anonymous professor’s essay in Atlantic Monthly showed us that not everyone who goes is ready, but the reasons behind that and the answers for it are much less clear. Clearly, not everyone is ready for or suited to a [...]
Gov. David Paterson of New York has moved to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. Golf claps.
Speaking of those other states, Sully lamented the findings in a Los Angeles Times poll that said a slim majority of Californians were opposed to gay marriage, but his spirits were buoyed by a reading [...]