The Monitor's language columnist considers how some innocuous words have come to pack more punch over time.
The state's former attorney general, with her eye on a US Senate seat, is something of a political blank slate.
It might be time for him to come out with his own legislation, some say. Another suggestion: Wait until next year.
How the balance of power has shifted between the Republicans and Democrats.
The most fertile ground for Republicans is the growing ranks of independents. And efforts to rebrand the party from the inside are prompting a stir within a new generation of young politicians.
Obama administration officials have been talking up consumer-owned cooperatives. But they might not be big or strong enough to compete.
Understanding co-ops, public options, and single-payer plans is central to understanding the debate.
That's why Obama is visiting. This town on the western slope of the Rockies has some of the highest quality, lowest cost care in the country.
The president, in Montana on Friday and Colorado on Saturday, has so far taken care not to alienate 'New West' swing states. But rumblings are nonetheless afoot.