"?" since the sourcing is a tweet:
Karen Tumulty was on a press call with the HELP committee to hear about Kennedy's bill, and she just posted a tweet with the following...
Senate HELP bill: If u hate ur employer's coverage, u have to keep it, unless it costs 12.5% of ur salary. No public plan 4 u.
During the primaries, many lamented how self-identified "progressives" were willing to use false charges of racism, misogyny, and every tool that the right developed in the 1990s to smear both Clintons (along with some new and special smears of their own), to elect a candidate they deemed "progressive," much like themselves. But that's all blood under the bridge, right? I've gotten over it. Read more about The slow and horrible death of the "progressive" ideal
I'm turning off the comments on this one. Go read Avedon.
NOTE I saw some Corrente readers over at Avedon's place who said it was the first time they'd been there. This amazes me, since I link back to her quite a bit. Therefore, let me say that Avedon is an absolutely essential read, not only because she kept her head during the primariez, but because she links to a lot of great, lower-traffic blogs that might otherwise never get recognition. So read her every day. Read more about Poor judgment
HELENA — The head of the Montana Democratic Party, also a candidate for Congress, is coming out in favor of universal health coverage at a time when the issue is becoming increasingly difficult for senior Montana U.S. Sen. Max Baucus.
Dennis McDonald, who hopes to topple U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg in 2010, said the current proposals in Washington, D.C., are far too complicated.
One of the problems with our discourse today is that we don't have a name for the financial and economic crisis that we've been in since, like, forever. I've toyed with several ideas, but today, I'm rather taken with The Big FAIL.
Because there's so, so much right now that's exhibiting an utter lack of win, don't you agree?
John Kay has a lucid and level-headed article in the Guardian about the bankster's current FAIL, and how to prevent it from happening again. For the FAIL, I'll single out two points:
Conflicts of interest
Jane has a link to the text of the proposed legislation. Is there anyone with time and inclination to read it and see if there is anything in it that would prohibit the states from enacting their own single payer systems? That is our fall back position. If the federal government fails to act, the states should retain the freedom to create their own systems. Read more about Call for distributed research on HELP committee draft
If you want a profitable crop that grows well in cool rainy conditions, you could do a lot worse than hemp
Asheville, NC - People from all over western North Carolina protested here in Pritchard Park, June 27, to demand a single payer system in which health care is provided to all people, with those able to paying their fair share.
Description here. What I want is an actual copy of the plan, since obviously any reporting on it is completely unreliable. Readers? Read more about Finally, something more than bullet points on "public option"
On her blog Alicia Shepard recently made an enhanced response to her initial harsh defense of not using "coded language" like the word torture, Alicia Shepard makes the following bold claim: Read more about NPR's Censored News Stories and Its Ombudsman's Hollow Claims
Versailles is a sack of pus waiting to burst. And maybe the sack has started to leak. Mike Allen actually has a story:
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors.