For a long while it seemed as if health care reform was progressing, if at all, at the speed of molasses. Now here comes The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait with his startling pronouncement that “it’s just quietly turned into a fait accompli.” Wait, what? –KA

“The Plank” in The New Republic:

A month ago I wrote that it’s nearly impossible to see health care reform failing because it would entail a Democrat voting to filibuster the central progressive goal of the last sixty years. That proposition was looking shaky for a while because there were some Democratic Senators who acted as if they actually wanted to kill health care reform. (Hi, Senator Conrad.) But they’re all now pretty clearly acting like they really want to pass something.

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