Health care history this week. The reform that looked doomed just weeks ago is law. Signed, with twenty-two pens, amid cheers and tears, by President Barack Obama.
Democrats celebrated. Republicans cried “shame” and “repeal.” Then came the vigilantes, with bricks through windows, a cut gas line, and ugly, ugly threats.
We’ve got a U.S.-Israel standoff in the news this week. Google out of China. Problems for the pope. And new moves on foreclosure prevention.
This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and senior political analyst for CNN. He served as an advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.
Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.
This program aired on March 26, 2010.