New Poll Finds Growing Unease on Health Plan By Adam Nagourney & Megan Thee-Brenan, The New York Times
President Obama’s ability to shape the debate on health care appears to be eroding as opponents aggressively portray his overhaul plan as a government takeover that could limit Americans’ ability to choose their doctors and course of treatment, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Support Slips for Health Plan By Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal
Support for President Barack Obama’s health-care effort has declined over the past five weeks, particularly among those who already have insurance, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found, amid prolonged debate over costs and quality of care.
Obama’s Great Health Scare By Karl Rove, The Wall Street Journal
On the campaign trail last year, Barack Obama promised to end the “politics of fear and cynicism.” Yet he is now trying to sell his health-care proposals on fear.
Let’s End the Score-Settling By E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post
The problem with "teachable moments" is that the term sets up one group of people as teachers while another group is consigned to the role of pupils. In a democracy, that’s troublesome.
Our Angry Aristocracy By Victor Davis Hanson, RealClearPolitics
Scolding Americans for our various sins is proving popular among an elite group of self-appointed moralists. Take well-meaning environmentalists who warn us that our plush lifestyles heat up and pollute the planet.