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The Senate is -- sigh -- "debating" health-care reform. Actually, to be more technical about it, they are debating whether to move forward to debating health-care reform. But as with the House, there's no real debate here, and few votes are up for grabs. Which is, I guess, as it should be. It would border on the insane if any of these senators had spent the last six months waiting for their colleagues to give short, staff-written speeches before making up their mind on health care. Those who are undecided are undecided on the politics, not because they haven't been able to get anyone to sit down and guide them through the policy.

The expectation is that Reid will get his 60 votes tonight, and the health-care bill will continue to move forward. But that's what matters today: the vote, not the speeches.

By Ezra Klein  |  November 21, 2009; 12:15 PM ET
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And thus the kabuki theater in the US Senate today can be totally ignored, in favor of watching Yale whip Harvard!!

Posted by: zeppelin003 | November 21, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

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