Health Care Summit Summary

by Karoli 02.25.2010

Here’s my take on the health care summit: Underneath the talking points, there was a theme from the Republicans: We do not want people with pre-existing conditions to be covered. They had to admit that in public. If you weren’t listening, I’ll try and find you the exact point where it came through loud and […]

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Public Option: Arguments for and against

by Karoli 02.23.2010

With the introduction of President Obama’s blend of the House and Senate health care reform bills, there’s been a flurry of activity in the Netroots over the missing public option. Several groups are mobilizing for it at the same time that key Senators who supported it in the past are quietly leaving it on the […]

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Investors’ Business Daily Lied To You!

by Karoli 07.16.2009

The Lie Investor’s Business Daily’s latest salvo comes in the form of an editorial claiming that private insurance is eliminated. When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee. It turns […]

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Revolution, American Style

by Karoli 06.21.2009

Americans have always loved freedom fighters. After all, it’s in our DNA — our story of the land of the free bought with the spilled blood of our forefathers who rebelled against oppression to create the most powerful nation in the world is a heady and exhilarating ideal. It’s hardly a surprise that so many […]

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