The President is a man of principle. . . .
“Massachusetts has health care and so the rest of the country would like to have that too,” Pelosi said, referring to the state’s health care program. . . .
In America we have what’s called a republic. . . .
The press is saying that Obama’s agenda is in jeopardy because he has lost a filibuster-proof advantage in the Senate. . . .
David Leonhardt writes (HT: Elizabeth Terrell): Milton Friedman’s beloved line is a good way to frame the issue: There is no such thing as a free lunch...
For me, this video captures much of what is wrong with the political process in America...
Here is the video where Obama uses the Post Office as an example of why the public option won’t hurt private competitors...
Gail Collins and David Brooks discuss what Congress ought to do about health care. Gail Collins says: I only have one thought, which is that the Democrats should pass the health care bill now. . . .
If Brown wins today in Massachusetts, we’re going to hear all kinds of explanations. . . .
It has nothing to do with the bloated budget, the payoffs to political friends like the unions in bailing out Detroit and exempting them from health care taxes, the rising debt, the coddling of Wall Street, the stimulus package that didn’t stimulate, the grandiosity of redesigning the health care system and the energy sector. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.