Barack Obama

Obama on the “Logic” of Public Health Insurance

QUESTION: Won’t that drive private insurers out of business?

THE PRESIDENT: Why would it drive private insurers out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care, if they tell us that they’re offering a good deal, then why is it that the government — which they say can’t run anything — suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That’s not logical.

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Follow the candidates through their blog posts

John Skidgel, Paul McDonald, and Lev Epshteyn used Google Mashup Editor to create Campaign Trails, a clever digest of the blog posts by the US presidential candidates.

And two shakes of the “it ain’t 1980 no more” stick to the candidates who don’t have a blog (or have a blog but disabled feeds!): Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mike Gravel, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Dennis J. Kucinich and Fred Thompson.