Shortly before writing this essay I received a questionnaire from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. It asked that I choose between the Democratic and Republican positions on nine “critical” issues: crime, the balanced budget, environmental protection, campaign-finance reform, education, religious freedom, reproductive choice, tax policy, and national defense.
The number of Americans with inadequate health insurance is growing, the Medicare-reform debate has barely begun, a revolution in the delivery of health care is under way. Nevertheless, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee does not consider any of these as critical issues...
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