Sticks and Stones

Obama’s speech on healthcare yesterday triggered some more discussion about an issue that has been cropping up a lot in the ‘sphere: how to evaluate the relative value of rhetoric and legislative substance, words and deeds, now that Democrats have some actual power. I’ve got a new piece in this week’s Nation that tries to answer just that question. It’s behind a sub wall, but can be read in its entirety here.

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