by Washington Post onJanuary 5, 2011
Why Republican threats to push a repeal of Obama's health care reform will only backfire.
March 26, 2010
This week on The Confab: Did health care really happen? What are Americans getting with this bill and why are some Americans so angry about it? Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Artur Davis, Joe Biden -- Who deserves to be commended for their "political courage"? Join The Root's managing editor as he talks with deputy editor Sheryl Salomon, Washington reporter Dayo Olopade and The Root's media and culture critic Natalie Hopkinson.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
March 22, 2010
He also has the nerve to be a sponsor of the infamous "Birther Bill."
by Adam Serwer onDecember 29, 2009
Yes, there are a lot of things that Obama didn’t do in his first year in office. But here are five things that he did.
December 24, 2009
This was never supposed to happen in the first place--Democratic presidents have tried and failed before to get health care done. So it is a bit of a Christmas miracle. Nevertheless, it has also showcased the hair-pulling politics of progressive reform.
by Dayo Olopade onOctober 13, 2009
The plan endorsed on Capitol Hill and at the White House may not be the one that goes into effect across the U.S.
September 29, 2009
The Public option for health reform died in the Senate today, to no surprise--the very definition was still subject to a fierce, often comic, semantic battle. Sen. Rockefeller tried calling it a “consumer choice plan,” while Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow named it a “grand compromise.” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) flipped the phrase to explain it as “an option for the public.” They all failed.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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