Lewis A. Grossman (American): The Origins of American Health Libertarianism. Obama and health care: Jeff Madrick reviews Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform by Paul Starr, Inside National Health Reform by John E. McDonough, and Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States by Richard Kirsch. The 2012 elections are now primarily a fight over whether health insurance is a right or a privilege, which is to say, a fight for decency. There are some who argue that this year's presidential election isn't especially important, but it's important that Americans understand that there are now four justices on the Supreme Court who effectively want to overturn the 20th century (and more by Harold Pollack on the damage done). Ezra Klein on the political genius of John Roberts, who is playing the long game. A review of All Judges Are Political — Except When They are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law by Keith J. Bybee. Health scare: Dahlia Lithwick on how, going forward, the question may well be whether the real beauty of originalism lies in restraining out-of-control jurists — or in how handily it destroys liberals.

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