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The problem with universal health care? It will work.

Via Sadly, No, I’m pleased to see that James Pethokoukis in US News & World Report is doing what conservatives generally won’t do with regards to opposing a universal health care plan—tell the truth. Well, sort of. I mean, the entire thing is laden in wingnut myths about how rich,…

Elected liberals, govern liberally

The pressure is already building to get Obama to govern from the center or even, god forbid, the center-right. We shouldn’t be surprised by this—fish gotta swim, and pundits gotta stall our country’s progress with hand-wringing. The Obama administration should not listen to these nags. All real evidence points to…

John McCain hates my family and wants us to starve

And no, I’m not actually exaggerating*. Frankly, I don’t know how I missed this story, because apparently it’s been around awhile. John McCain wants to tax your employer-provided health care benefits. He wants to replace those benefits with an insufficient tax credit–$2500 for individuals and $5000 for families (the average…

Looking beyond just getting every sick person to a doctor

Salon has a doctor writing about how even “socialized” health care is way too expensive because the emphasis is on “get sick, go to the doctor” instead of on prevention. Like pretty much all decent people outside of the U.S., he takes first world nations’ responsibility to see to the…

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