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The Democrats' Health-Care Victory

Don't be fooled: The Democrats are winning on health care. With centrists and progressives divided over whether to get behind a piece of legislation that includes a public option, it’s noteworthy that the 60 Democrats are now on the same page when it comes to breaking a Republican filibuster. Whereas some Democrats, like Kent Conrad, appeared for awhile as though they might vote against it, that's no longer the case. This alignment could mean more reform than any other development over the last three months. “It’s just quietly turned into a fait accompli,” Jonathan Chait wrote on The New Republic’s Web site Tuesday.