Politics & Policy

moveone update

MoveOn.org has rejoined the fight for the public option, part of an unforeseen revival of the health-care plank most thought dead months ago:

During a week that more and more Democratic lawmakers declare it’s the put the public option back into healthcare reform, MoveOn sent an alert to its members Friday urging them to contact the White House and tell Obama to get on board.

So far, 18 Democratic senators and more than 119 House Democrats have signed on to letters in support of including a public option in the final healthcare bill.

“The public option was given up for dead, but in the last week, first a trickle, and now a flood of Democrats have been calling for it to be in the final ‘reconciliation’ bill,” the alert says. “I’ll be a whole new ballgame for the public option if President Obama throws his weight behind it too.” [Emphasis theirs.]

Members of the National Review editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Ten Questions for the ‘Squad’

Democratic infighting reached a fever pitch last week with bickering and personal attacks between members of the “Squad” and other House Democrats. During that period, Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley mostly avoided doing interviews. However, that all ... Read More

The Rise of the Chinese-American Right

On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his ... Read More

Who Is Boris Johnson?

By next week at this time, Boris Johnson will be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Not since Margaret Thatcher has such an outsized personality resided in Number 10 Downing Street. Not since Winston Churchill has such a wit presided over Her Majesty’s Government. Wit is actually the chief reason for ... Read More