Too Politically Toxic? Even Ron Wyden Distances Himself From Individual Mandate

By: Wednesday September 1, 2010 5:40 pm

We can only hope that Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden’s recent shift away from the individual mandate is a sign that the Democratic Party is beginning to acknowledge what a massive political and policy mistake they made.


Shorter John Kyl: Republicans Want Tax Cuts for the Rich; Nevermind the Deficit

By: Monday July 12, 2010 3:35 pm

So Republicans claim they want to eliminate the budget deficits, because deficits are per se a threat to the economy and moral government, and they just cause jobless people to be lazy and cause states to hire too many firemen and police and teachers . . . but the deficit hysterics make an exception for that part of deficits caused by the Bush tax cuts, which are, uh, different.

Occam’s Razor Answers Krugman’s Question

By: Monday July 12, 2010 7:10 am

The simple answer to the question, “why didn’t the Obama Administration propose a major jobs and economic recovery program for 2010?” is that the people who advise the President are incompetent, and he apparently doesn’t think that.

Obama Killed The Johnsen Nomination, Not Ben Nelson Nor The GOP

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 12:45 pm

It was not Ben Nelson who killed the nomination of Dawn Johnsen, nor was it Arlen Specter or Senate Republicans. No, the sole reason Dawn Johnsen is not leading the OLC is that Barack Obama and his coterie of advisors did not want Dawn Johnsen leading the OLC.

The Inevitable Sacking Of The Dawn Johnsen Nomination

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 11:30 am

There was never any question but that the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to be head of the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel would be withdrawn. Now we have confirmation of that fact.

Health Insurers Are Making You an Offer They Don’t Care If You Refuse

By: Friday March 5, 2010 2:47 pm

“The market concentration for health insurance is so monopolized in some areas that insurance companies are willing to raise prices and lose customers in an effort to improve their bottom line, a leading insurance broker told Wall Street analysts on Wednesday.”

Today in Anti-Insurance Industry Musical Parodies and Talking Babies

By: Friday October 23, 2009 12:50 pm

Here’s some amusing video from the group “Billionaires for Wealthcare” as they crashed the AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) conference today. Pollster Bill McInturf initially took their mocking “thank you for all the good work you do” as a compliment, and then the group broke into song, a parody of “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie, [...]

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