Post Archive

September 9, 2009

Joe Wilson, the Republican congressman who interrupted Barack Obama's speech by yelling out "You lie," deserves censure. There is no excuse for such conduct. That...

Well, a Republican aide sums up the Senate leadership's take: nonstop partisanship. Among those passages that irked especially: "His partisan barbs about the Bush tax...

The Republicans chose a doctor -- congressman and M.D. Charles Boustany. These responses, whether by a Republican or Democrat, are almost impossible undertakings. Most people...

A friend e-mails this quote from the speech: But by avoiding some of the overhead that gets eaten up at private companies by profits, excessive administrative...

David Gergen, to whom one should turn on all occasions to find the most conventional of conventional wisdom, is saying on CNN that it was...

Fine, the president wasn't trying to talk to me; indeed, he was trying to find ways to ensure that the arguments of people like me...

Okay, all Americans who think this is a moderate president who isn't fixated on partisan politics, hold up your hands. Mr. Biden and Ms. Pelosi...

OK, wait a minute. He's trying to sell this to the American people by invoking Ted Kennedy and what Ted Kennedy wanted? Notwithstanding the past...

The president's constant refrain and  stream of accusations -- Republicans are scaring old people (well, someone is!), Medicare isn't going to be used to pay...

... with people who want to kill the plan. And he will call out people who distort the plan. We await the calling out of...

We will "slow health care costs by one-tenth of one percent a year." Is it possible—is it conceivable—that he thinks this republic's polity will actually...