Some links

Battle for right to dictate Fed's future. Krishna Guha, FT

The public option compromise. Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico

The human toll of our health system. Nicholas Kristof, NYT. See also this update. Sorry for missing this first time round. Many people have drawn my attention to it. How can an opponent of universal coverage read this and not yield? An intolerable state of affairs.

Murdoch: from media villain to champion. David Paul Kuhn, RCP.

Soldiers and bureaucrats in Afghanistan. Jonathan Vaccaro, NYT.

Obama must prioritize. William Galston, TNR.