Five Ways to Improve Max Baucus’s Bill

By Ezra Klein  |  September 16, 2009

There’s a lot more to say about the provisions in Baucus’s bill, and perhaps I’ll continue picking through the legislation tomorrow. But we basically covered the big-ticket items today. Max Baucus’s bill is a very good platform with some very severe failings. The guts of the bill, the things people don’t notice, are more fully fleshed out in this legislation than in the other bills I’ve seen. The exchanges, the risk adjustment, the delivery system reforms, the possibility of national insurance plans — all that is fully realized in this bill. But the legislation has some serious, even crippling, flaws. Here are five ways to improve it…Read More


BILL MOYERS & Donna Smith Talk Single Payer

Moyers speaks with advocate Donna Smith about how our broken system is hurting ordinary Americans.

Obama makes the case for health care reform

Seeking to jump-start efforts to pass a health care bill, President Barack Obama defended his reform plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.

Obama repeated several of his principles for reform, rebutted attacks from critics, and sought to explain the complex plan so that voters could understand it.

Here’s a guide to what Obama said and how his statements — or similar ones we’ve checked — fared on the Truth-O-Meter:…Read More

Who Listens to Michelle Malkin?

When fringe, right wing ideologue Michelle Malkin appeared on the Fox News program of admitted stand-up comedian Glenn Beck, I knew hilarity wold ensue, and I was not disappointed as I show in this video. The short clip of Fox News’ “Glenn Beck” program come from the episode broadcast on September 8, 2009…The Liberal Viewer

Tavis Smiley’s Video Blog – Healthcare | PBS

Tavis discusses the healthcare debate and the work of philanthropist Stan Brock. He also responds to Twitter comments.

Watch Tavis’ conversation with Stan Brock on August 21, 2009:…

Also check out the web exclusive video on Remote Area Medical:…
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Interview with Stan Brock

Margaret Hoover and The Young Republicans Ask,…

What happened to our party. Well Margaret you have let the loons take over. You should almost certainly start denouncing these haters and DO IT AS LOUD AS YOU CAN.  It’s really unbecoming to have yourself associated with them.

Part 2

What happens when America’s airwaves fill with hate?

What happens when America’s airwaves fill with hate? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL takes a tough look at the hostile industry of “Shock Jock” media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation’s political discourse.

View The Show Here

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