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Health care, one more time
Sacramento Bee

On the most important domestic issues of the day, our two political parties don’t merely lay out competing arguments; they inhabit alternative realities.

The chasm was apparent over the last few days as the House of Representatives churned relentlessly toward its vote to repeal President Obama’s health-care law. The two-day debate, carried out in a marathon series of two-minute speeches, remained civil. But it was clear that civility alone won’t lead to consensus.