"We have hit rock bottom."
Max Baucus' comments show how far the debate has shifted.
When you help 20 million people get health coverage, you tend to take all this personally.
The pundits who wouldn't stop haranguing Barack Obama to reach across the aisle seem to have lost their voices.
Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.
Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.
The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.
Arkansas: Tom Cotton, replacing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. Montana: Steve Daines, replacing retiring Democratic Sen. Max
It has microbreweries, artists, a cowboy hat-fixing genius, solar-powered lofts, and huge summer street events, along with homeless people, addicts, and the occasional break-in or fatal stabbing in an alley.
That includes a meeting with a legislative assistant for North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan in March 2013 to discuss the Alberta