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MATTERS AT HAND: Both sides compromised too soon on health care

Published 11/15/2009, Grand Forks Herald

This above all, the great bard Shakespeare said: “To thine own self be true.” The modern political equivalent: “Never compromise with yourself.” Apparently, nobody reminded Democrats of this hoary yet timely wisdom when they embarked on their effort to reform America’s health care system. Democrats immediately compromised with themselves, thus jeopardizing the possibility that far-reaching reform could actually occur.

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