A quick digest of my favorite comments so far on the Health Care Reform bill that passed into law on Sunday. These aren’t so much sweeping explanations of the ‘big picture’– more just short posts that argue a interesting and specific point well, or in a manner that I find engaging:
- Josh Marshall discusses the weird importance of ‘standing on principle‘ in American politics, as opposed to merely being on the popular side of an issue.
- David Frum’s much-discussed lamentation of the Republican conundrum.
- Matt Yglesias sorts through the mixed Napoleon metaphors aimed against Obama here and here and here.
- Yglesias, one more time, making a simple but long-overdue point about how to read the polls.
(Image: the current header graphic of the official GOP site, which for some hilarious reason shows the Speaker of the House engulfed in hellfire).