Magazine April 19, 2010, Issue

The Long War

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Republicans can repeal Obamacare — if they start counterattacking now

In the depressing aftermath of Congress’s passage of the Democratic health-care legislation, there has been an understandable temptation among conservatives to think that all their effort over the last year to derail what was coming down the tracks may have been for naught. After all, the bill did pass. The president and his allies got their signing ceremony and their victory lap, as well as a barrage of premature but predictable pronouncements from the national media that we are now witnessing a historic moment of irreversible liberal progress.

And there’s no use sugarcoating what has happened. It’s a debacle from every

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Books, Arts & Manners




Finding Hassett’s premise unsatisfactory regarding racial differences in layoff rates.
The Week

The Week

During the eight years of George W. Bush, we heard constantly that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.


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