Today’s Selection Of Opinions and EditorialsDelay Vacation, Not Health-Care Reform The Des Moines Register
This is no time for elected officials to take a summer vacation. There is too much momentum - unprecedented momentum - that could be lost by putting this on a shelf until Congress reconvenes (7/24).
Waterloo Might Be Preferable The (New York) Daily News
The back-and-forth feels so familiar - lather, rinse, repeat - we forget to ask an important question: Is DeMint's theory right? (Josh Greenman, 7/24).
Costs And Compassion The New York Times
The talking heads on cable TV panned President Obama's Wednesday press conference. You see, he didn't offer a lot of folksy anecdotes. Shame on them (Krugman, 7/23).
Kill The Rhinos! The New York Times
Forget the wonkery. Let's get primeval. Rising health care costs are a stampede of big ugly rhinos (Brooks, 7/23).
Why Obamacare Is Sinking The Washington Post
Once you commit your fantasies to words and numbers, the Congressional Budget Office comes along and declares that the emperor has no clothes (Krauthammer, 7/24).
Now We're A Bogeyman The Ottawa Citizen
The fastest way to shut down debate about health care, in Canada or the United States, is to accuse your opponent of advocating the other country's system (7/23). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.