Medicare

Christie Aims for Obamacare, Hits Romneycare. Oops.
August 28, 2012

Romney, GOP attack Obamacare for its "unelected board." But Romneycare has one, too.

Meet 5 Up-and-Comers Showcased at the GOP Convention
August 28, 2012

Meet the newcomers in the RNC lineup, including a former Hooters promoter and a GOP governor who's slyly leaving the door for Obamacare funds.

The Six Strangest Items in the GOP Party Platform
August 27, 2012

From Constitutional protections for fetuses to reviving the gold standard, the 6 strangest, scariest items in the GOP's party platform.

New TRB: Paul Ryan's "Tipping Point"
August 25, 2012

My latest TRB column ("Medicare And Brimstone") looks at the phony numbers and premises behind Paul Ryan's wonky "tipping point" rationale for hysterical GOP doomsaying about America's imminent destruction.

TRB From Washington: Medicare and Brimstone
August 24, 2012

Democrats and Republicans always claim that if their presidential candidate loses then the country will suffer. But this year, the GOP’s rhetoric has become apocalyptic. Mitt Romney says that he is running for president because “this country we love is in peril.” He wants to “save the soul of America.” Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, has a name for this looming Democrat catastrophe: the “tipping point.” In a 2010 speech, Ryan carried on like Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (“They’re here already!

The Definitive Guide to the Medicare Debate
August 22, 2012

My best effort to cut through the Romney-Ryan doublespeak on Medicare and explain what they really want.

Obama’s White Working Class Problem, and Ours
August 21, 2012

Obama is weaker among the white working class today than he was back in 2008. But why isn't he succumbing to his clear Achilles’ heel?

Hey Republicans! Stop Misusing My Medicare Study!
August 21, 2012

David Cutler: The right has totally distorted the Medicare paper I co-wrote.

What Romney Wants You to Forget
August 20, 2012

Ryan's history matters, whether it's supporting Akin's abortion proposals or advocating Medicare cuts

President Obama, Culture Warrior
August 20, 2012

Why is Obama re-litigating the same cultural issues that hurt Kerry eight years ago?

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