Politics

The Conservative Plan for Medicaid Expansion

The five most important takeaways from the experiments in Iowa and Arkansas

The Fed Stays the Course

Is the Board's surprise decision to continue purchasing bonds to drive down interest rates good or bad policy for regular Americans? It’s both.

The Obamacare Is Falling! The Obamacare Is Falling!

There are a lot of things being said about the Affordable Care Act. Here are the reasons you shouldn't believe any of it.

Rise of the “Nones”

America’s rapidly changing religious landscape

Obama Just Changed the Most Racist Law in the Country

Home care workers were excluded from labor protections as a deal to win southern support for the New Deal.

Shutdown Report: How to Play Chicken and Lose

In past budget showdowns, the GOP has forced Obama to blink first.  Not this time. 

We Shall Overwhelm

A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest. 

Time to Give America a Raise

The Labor Department and California raise the wages of the working poor—how about we extend the good news nationwide?

A Long Way from the End of Men

New numbers from the Census Bureau show how tough this country is on women.

Could Conservatives Help Obamacare Implementation Work?

Behold the Conservative Obamacare Ombudsman Project.

American Public Oddly Reasonable on Syrian War

They think trying diplomacy is a very good idea if it could keep America from getting sucked into this civil war. Imagine that.

Step Aside, I'm a Doctor

California's passage of a law allowing nurse practitioners and other advanced-practice clinicians to perform early-term abortions shows the importance of having the medical community weigh in.

The Carnage Continues

By the weekend, the Navy Yard shooting will be out of the news. We'll forget Aaron Alexis' name, and with a few months, another mass killer will take his place.

Homeowners vs. Big Bad Banks

Those defrauded by Bank of America aren’t allowed to file a collective complaint, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.

The Sum of Its Parts

Once it takes effect, the Affordable Care Act will truly become what it was all along: not one big thing, but a diffuse set of regulations. That will make it all but impossible to repeal.

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