This week on CounterSpin: The long debate over health care reform might be, at least in some respects, over. Will conservatives still warn of creeping socialism and the end of American freedom? Sure. And many policy analysts are unimpressed with the new law– though those critiques are much harder to find in the corporate press than the views of Tea Party extremists. We’ll talk to Trudy Lieberman from Columbia Journalism Review about what we learned– and didn’t learn– over the past year.
Also on Counterspin today: One of the most serious conflicts between the US and Israel in decades? Or… something less than that? What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country? We’ll get a reading on things from Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, author of “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.”