Now, there is no doubt in my mind that our Health Care system could use some reforms. But the bills passed by the House and the Senate ain't it. Smaller bills with more limited focus will have a much greater chance of successfully addressing problems, and also, of garnering bipartisan support. And the new Senator from Massachusetts wants just such an approach.
Obama promised openness and bipartisanship. Instead we've had one-party rule, backroom deals, and secrecy. Hopefully that will begin to change.
But this is Congress, so I'm realistic too. ;-)
No real news on the personal front. Continuing to wait on the adoption as there is simply no news there, and what little we get is often very dispiriting. But we will hold out hope there, no matter what.