Winning brings winning, which increases popularity.

Mr. Obama won on more than health care; he won on the stimulus package and the Detroit bailout. And yet his poll numbers continue to float downward. He is not more loved with victory.



Demographics are avatars of a change bigger than any bill contemplated by President Obama or Congress ” a change that cant be repealed.


I can’t make heads or tails of the various whip counts floating around.

Friends who report on politics assure me that Nancy Pelosi still has plenty of leverage to twist arms . . . but what? It doesn’t seem all that likely that Ms. Pelosi is going to be in charge after November, so what exactly does she have to hand out to wavering members?


Dennis says “Single Payer or nothing!” I like that we have at least ONE progressive in the Congress, and I’ve always supported Dennis Kucinich on many issues.

But I’m not sure I can go that far, much as I want single-payer. What do you think?


Once again Tuesday, he faced a question about it, from a high school student in Nashua, N.H., who asked him to grade the White Houses transparency efforts, given the fact that all the health care discussions have been behind closed doors.


President Obama held a candid, face-to-face conversation with House Republicans today at their annual retreat in Baltimore.

After Obama gave his remarks, he had to answer tough questions from Republican lawmakers about health care, the budget, taxes, and other issues. Although the riveting exchange lasted over an hour, both CNN and MSNBC aired the


Striving for an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown pushed ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley on Tuesday in a U.S.

Senate election that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and his first year.