Playing Chicken with Children’s Health Care

If there’s anybody left who doubts that “compassionate conservatism” is an Orwellian smokescreen for the same old Republican policies, listen to this: After promising he’d work on “expanding health care for children,” the President has now unilaterally declared war on a successful, wildly popular program that gives health care to … Continue reading


Remember Brownie? This morning Senate Republicans might as well have given him a federal judgeship. If there’s anything the last five years have proven — from Iraq to Katrina – it’s that competence matters. Federal judgeships cannot be political gifts to political cronies. But that’s what happened this morning – … Continue reading