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10:20 AM, Oct 19, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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The Baucus bill sure does a lot of preserving the status quo we've been hearing has to go. Ross Douthat dreams of a catasrophic insurance option, instead of a government-run one.

Sarah Palin gets....wonky? Believe it.

The green-jobs "economy" in Spain costs shows America would stand to lose nine jobs for every four added under similar structure. Paging Van Jones!

The NYT graphics department is now staffed solely by Lisa Frank.

Uh oh. Even Chris Matthews thinks Bill Maher's crazy.

Hope: Shephard Fairey admits lying to bolster his court case against AP.

An interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Aww, WaPo endorses its trailing Va. gubernatorial candidate.

Trust in the government to make great health-care decisions: "In a city ravaged by the highest rate of AIDS cases in the nation, the D.C. Health Department paid millions to nonprofit groups that delivered substandard services or failed to account for any work at all, even as sick people searched for care or died waiting."