The Progressive Block
Two good pieces on the Progressive Block. Ryan Grim at HuffPo:
A majority of the 81 Congressional Progressive Caucus members of the House have vowed to oppose any health care bill that does not include a "robust public option." That threat has kept it alive. With 256 seats in the House and 218 needed to pass a bill, Democrats simply can't move health care reform on their own without progressive caucus support.
Indeed. But if they cave on the public option, they may as well disband. Chris Bowers writes:
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