"Vaccination provides more effective protection—so-called herd immunity—when more of us are vaccinated. Universal health insurance works in something like the same way: we are better off as a society—more compassionate, but also healthier—when we can all get the care we need."
— Margaret Talbot on her cancelled policy, her values, and a health-care law for the common good: http://nyr.kr/1cWjMRZ (via newyorker)
(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)
"In the history of the Republic, there have been 168 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. Half of them have occurred during the Obama Administration – during the last four and a half years."
— In which Harry Reid addresses filibuster reform. (via evanfleischer)