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Bennett & Rosner: Democrats and National Security

June 3rd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

Slightly more than 10 days ago, a U.S. airstrike killed Sheikh Said Al-Masri, Al Qaeda’s third in command. He was the highest level Al Qaeda operative to be “removed from the battlefield,” as the military puts it. The Wall Street Journal actually said in its editorial: “another success for the Obama administration.”

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Focus on the Mission: Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

March 5th, 2010

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This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post.

They serve in Iraq. They fight in Afghanistan. Their names are etched in marble at Arlington National Cemetery. And three out of four Americans believe they shouldn’t be forced to lie to serve the country for which they are prepared to die.

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Could Tort Reform Help Rescue Health Care Legislation?

March 2nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Roll Call.

As Democrats prepare to go another round on health care, they should rethink one of their traditional positions — opposition to medical malpractice reform — and offer a bold proposal. Such an offer would be smart policy and politics, helping to bend the cost curve and calling the Republicans’ bluff on their willingness to back a significant, bipartisan idea.

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Is Health Care Reform Still Progressive?

December 22nd, 2009

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Originally published in Roll Call

Eleven months ago, in the midst of a Category 5 economic hurricane, President Barack Obama, Congress and progressive leaders embarked on an improbable quest to pass comprehensive health insurance. The goal was to provide coverage to tens of millions of Americans, health care stability to the middle class, cut costs to business and individuals, and, don’t forget, reduce the federal deficit without raising taxes on average Americans.

On Thursday, the United States Senate will vote on a bill that, miraculously, does just that. The House has already acted. And yet, on blog posts, op-ed pages and in Congress, many progressives seem absolutely miserable. Why?

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