It's hard to believe, but by the end of today we may actually have a health reform bill moving to the President's desk for signature (followed by passage in the Senate of a reconciliation bill to fix the worst parts of the Senate bill). If it happens, it will not only be a great victory for our President, who will have achieved more than any other President since 1965, but also (and more importantly) a great victory for our nation. It's going to be close and no one is claiming victory yet. But I knew things were looking up when I read that nuns had departed with the Catholic Church to support the legislation.
On this, the frist full day of Spring, hope springs eternal!