Magazine May 3, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• So it turns out that Congress literally cannot even manage its own health care.

• When Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) voted for Obamacare, he had several excuses, their multiplicity itself a sign of bad conscience. He had gotten a pro-life executive order, and anyway Pelosi had the votes, and the bill was pretty good except for financing abortion. He has now announced that he will not run for reelection, but he says that it is not because his vote rendered him unelectable: He would have beaten any Republican, he says. So he folded instead of fighting? That is habit-forming;

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