- Editorial, The New York Times: Obama shouldn't give up the public plan "without first getting a strong alternative to achieve the same goals -- and so far there is nothing very strong on the political horizon."
- Timothy Egan, The New York Times: Co-ops deserve serious consideration. "...co-ops are built around something that's been missing thus far in a debate dominated by ill-informed shouters: the consumer."
- Martin Feldstein, The Wall Street Journal: No rationing in the name of equality. "Let's not destroy the high quality of the best of
American health care by government rationing and misplaced
- Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post: Whole Foods capitalism is good for you. "Is there room in a post-compassionate-conservative nation for a caring capitalist?"
- Jonah Goldberg, The Los Angeles Times: The White House can't sell reform because it's incompetent. "Indeed, according to liberals themselves, these evil-mongers are a tiny
minority, a bunch of 'Astro Turf' frauds. So why not ignore them and
get on with the work you were elected to do?"
- Anne Applebaum, The Washington Post: "Democratic elections -- which the majority of Afghans support -- are
the only means of establishing any Afghan government's legitimacy."
- Nick Meo, Daily Telegraph: If elections fail, the Taliban will win. "Nobody expects the Taliban to march in to Kabul any time soon. But they are there, waiting, if the government fails."
- Maureen Dowd, New York Times: There's too much sharing going on here, she says. "Her
interview in Vogue is accompanied by a leggy photo of the 47-year-old
in a beach cover-up that looks like a fetching ad for a new, less
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