Daily Archive: September 8, 2009


Sarah Palin’s latest foray into the healthcare debate

Here it is. There’s a lot to digest – some good, some less so – but my first impression is that criticizing Obama for installing unelected, unaccountable and (at least according to her) unpopular...


holes in the safety net

Jonathan Cohn wades into the Baucus framework [pdf] released today and notices that families making between 300% and 400% above the poverty line ($66,000 to $88,000 for a family of four) would get stuck...


Late to the party: Anathem edition.

I read Neal Stephenson’s Anathem over Labor Day weekend. It’s not particularly apposite to the holiday, but it was the right book for my frame of mind. Stephenson’s scholar-monks appealed to the part of...


Education is local

I ramble on for far too long about education reform over at New Majority….