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7:40 PM ET, August 8, 2009

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David Frum / The New Majority:
What if We Win the Healthcare Fight?  —  What would it mean to “win” the healthcare fight?  —  For some, the answer is obvious: beat back the president's proposals, defeat the House bill, stand back and wait for 1994 to repeat itself.  —  The problem is that if we do that... we'll still have the present healthcare system.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
After Victory  —  David Frum contemplates conservative victory in the health care fight and doesn't like what he sees: … These are good points.  There's a difference, of course, between a political win and a policy win.  A policy win for conservatives would probably not be to block Obama's proposals …
Jonathan Cohn / The Treatment:
Have You No Decency?  —  Harold Pollack is a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Special Correspondent for The Treatment.  —  Governor Palin issued the following statement on her Facebook page yesterday.  I quote it in its entirety so you can judge for yourself.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Obama Reverses Stand on Drug Industry Deal  —  WASHINGTON — Caught between a pivotal industry ally and the protests of Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration on Friday backed away from what drug industry lobbyists had said this week was a firm White House promise to exclude …
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
August Is the Cruelest Month  —  Protesters are following members of Congress around this summer, disrupting their constituent meetings and shrieking about socialized medicine.  They claim to be following the great American tradition of dissent.  This must refer to the time back in colonial days …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Democratic congresswoman holds “prayer vigil” on health care
Gateway Pundit:
Hundreds Show Up to Protest SEIU Thuggery & Violence In St. Louis (Video)  —  ST. LOUIS TEA PARTY PATRIOTS DENOUNCE SEIU THUGGERY & VIOLENCE—  St. Louis Tea Party Patriots ask the ACORN-SEIU Union— “Don't Tread On Me!”  —  Gadsen Girls, talk radio host Dana Loesch (left) …
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
House Health-Care Reform Bill Oversteps on End-of-Life Issues  —  The House Bill Skews End-of-Life Counsel  —  About a third of Americans have living wills or advance-care directives expressing their wishes for end-of-life treatment.  When seniors who don't have them arrive …
Randy Krehbiel / Tulsa World:
Sullivan blasts Obama plans, says bipartisanship needed  —  First District Congressman John Sullivan said Friday that the nation's big problems can't be solved without bipartisanship, but that didn't prevent him from scorching President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers' Global-Warming Trip Hit Tourist Hot Spots  —  Penguins, a Rocket-Propelled Airplane (and Tax Dollars) Also Involved  —  WASHINGTON — When 10 members of Congress wanted to study climate change, they did more than just dip their toes into the subject: They went diving and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
No Survivors Found as 2 Aircraft Collide  —  A small private plane carrying three people and a New York tourist helicopter carrying six collided in midair and plunged into the Hudson River off the West Side of Manhattan just after noon on Saturday.  At least two people were confirmed dead …
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Cynthia Tucker: 45-65% Of Townhall Protesters Are Racists  —  Are you opposed to ObamaCare?  Willing to attend a town hall to express your disapproval?  Odds are good you're a racist.  Just ask Cynthia Tucker . . .  As Clay Waters has noted, Paul Krugman alleges that racist motives …
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
SHUT UP, HE EXPLAINED: … Thug-in-chief?  What would the reaction be if a Republican President said this?
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