As the health care reform bill grinds to the finish, conservative activists and politicians are gearing up to play their final trump card. And it's an oldie but a goodie: assertion of state's rights. The Washington Post has been paying particular attention and done some nice reporting on what could be the the real end game.
But so has the White House. Is it any accident that President Obama's final, final, final (maybe) health care reform rally will be held in the Old Dominion -- one of the last Southern bastions of a constitutional theory once used to defend slavery and, more recently, school desegregation.