Open Thread

By NB Staff | March 23, 2010 | 9:28 AM EDT

A heartening talking point: Paul Ryan refuses to give up.

By NB Staff | March 20, 2010 | 8:31 AM EDT

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Healthcare vote Sunday.The House is scheduled for another vote on ObamaCare Sunday. What's going to happen, and what does it all mean?

By NB Staff | March 18, 2010 | 10:29 AM EDT

Possible starter topic: Scott Brown, part deux?

It worked in Massachusetts, so Illinois Republicans are looking for a repeat.

"This is not Obama's seat, it's the people's seat," Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, the Republican candidate running for Illinois' Senate seat vacated by the president, declares at campaign stops.

By NB Staff | March 17, 2010 | 8:57 AM EDT

"Deem Edition." Speculation is rampant about the potential fallout of the Slaughter Solution. Here's one pundit's take:

By NB Staff | March 16, 2010 | 9:40 AM EDT

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: shocking revelations about the "Gitmo bar".

By NB Staff | March 15, 2010 | 8:50 AM EDT

A very frightening topic for discussion and debate: Moody's threatens "downward pressure" on the US's credit rating.

By NB Staff | March 14, 2010 | 9:10 AM EDT

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Does she or doesn't she?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Saturday she's confident the House will pass health care legislation and dismissed Republican criticism that she did not have enough votes for the measure. 

Is she being honest or playing a game of poker? What's the next step for ObamaCare?

By NB Staff | March 13, 2010 | 9:18 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Death panels?

By NB Staff | March 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM EST

Talking point of the day: the left's strange standard for national security seems to posit that domestic (right-wing, of course) terrorists are more dangerous than organized Islamist terrorist cells. Very strange indeed.

By NB Staff | March 10, 2010 | 9:32 AM EST

Share thoughts on the latest health care poll numbers: 68 percent now oppose passing the plan without GOP support.

By NB Staff | March 9, 2010 | 9:29 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: after some introspection, Dems realize they've failed to adequately address the country's concerns.