Morning Must Reads: Moment of Victory

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–There’s a lot to digest after last night’s historic vote on health care reform. Might as well dive right in:

–David Sanger writes in the New York Times that Obama succeeded at reshaping American social welfare — a feat the last two president’s failed to accomplish — but at the cost of his promise to overcome partisanship in Washington.

–Paul Krugman argues the bill’s passage discredits Republican tactics.

Ross Douthat and Matthew Continetti note that Democratic health reform is now testable in both fiscal and human terms. They both predict time will vindicate their objections to the legislation.

Matthew Yglesias and David Frum both write the bill’s passage is Republican’s Waterloo. The latter makes this point: “Legislative majorities come and go. This healthcare bill is forever. A win in November is very poor compensation for this debacle now.”

Bill Kristol, Jim DeMint and John McCain say they’re going to doggedly pursue repeal.

–Ezra Klein wants to get back to focusing on what’s in it.

–Nate Silver breaks down the degree to which certain factors (race competitiveness, district uninsured rate, etc.) appears to have played into Democrats’ votes.

–Just in case you missed all the fun on C-SPAN yesterday, the Daily Beast rounds up the best videos of the day.

–Don’t let the AIPAC conference and ongoing diplomatic acrobatics with Israel get lost amid the health care scrum. Michael has the story.

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