I was just listening to Trudy Lieberman (CJR) on this weeks CounterSpin from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) talk about Obama’s “health care reform.” Kinda depressing to hear her point out that Obama has shifted the conversation away from the “universal health care” that he promised during the campaign to “health insurance reform.” All the more depressing since I just read what Glen Greenwald wrote yesterday about White House strategy and our nation’s health care debate (hint – Obama is giving us the shaft). Greenwald also had a short OpEd piece in the New York Times yesterday. Greenwald seems to be spending too much time looking at the under pinnings of late – he better be careful or he’ll start sounding like Chomsky. Unfortunately, all failed to mention campaign finance reform (or a Constitutional amendment to take free speech rights away from corporations).
Update: Paul Krugman takes on Obama’s unwillingness to be progressive in his column this week, “Obama’s Trust Problem.”