Tag Archives: Health Care

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How the Tea Party Utilized Digital Media to Gain Power

This piece, which I wanted to call “The Digitally Driven Rise of the Tea Party,” was originally about how the right was using new media to oppose climate protection regulations. The idea for the piece grew out of earlier conversations … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Using Republicans To Pass Financial Reform

This was a self-selected Prospect article critique for my application to their fellowship program. See this post for more information. They probably won’t vote for it. But by including GOP ideas in the finance bill, Democrats can make it difficult … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Don’t Ignore Inequality

For The American Prospect‘s excellent (and highly competitive) fellowship program I had to submit two article critiques and a critique of their group blog TAPPED, among much else. This article critique was assigned, the second critique is of an article … Continue reading

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How to Cripple the Capital

Just add snow—the more, the messier. A few wet, white flakes in the Washington metro area are all it takes to wash away the veneer of efficiency local politicians try to maintain. When faced with nearly 30 inches of snow, … Continue reading

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H1N1 Outbreak Made Worse by Lack of Sick Days

Below is a quick Blue Marble blog post on swine flu that was assigned by the bureau chief. Click here to see the original or to make a comment. One component of comprehensive health care reform that has been notably … Continue reading

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Making the Imaginative Case for Health Care Reform

This is a little “best of the blogosphere” piece I wrote to fill up MoJo blog while most of the DC bureau was off for Yom Kippur. With so much ink already spilled in the political war over health care reform, … Continue reading

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We’re Number 37: Singing for Health Care Reform

Singer/songwritter Paul Hipp has put out a little YouTube ditty in mock-celebration of the US’ thirty-seventh place ranking in the World Health Organization’s most recent ranking of health care systems around the world. Like the best Dylan tracks, this one … Continue reading

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Succession Politics and Health Care Reform

My coworker Nick Baumann asked me to write up something about the death of Ted Kennedy and I went with the first thing that popped into my head when I heard the news: How does this affect enacting health care … Continue reading

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The Political Calculus of Health Care Reform

This blog post is a critique of a piece from a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who currently writes for The New Republic. Matthew Yglesias and I both objected to William Galston’s calculations, albeit for entirely different reasons. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Pelosi’s Progressive(ly Less Believable) Promises

Yesterday Campus Progress, the youth-oriented project of the sprawling Center for American Progress empire, concluded a two-day series of events on activism and the media. The Center for American Progress (CAP) was founded in 2003 by John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former chief of … Continue reading

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