Politics

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Links for your afternoon.

What Does the ACA Do for You?

Two years out, the bill has made health care better, but we're still waiting for 2014 until the big changes.

A Stealth Attack on Democratic Governance

Why are Obama trade negotiators pushing the extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why is it being negotiated in such an untransparent manner?

The Pacific Pivot

America needs to try something new when it comes to international trade.

Not a Great Deal for Asia

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could end up hurting the broader economic interests of both the U.S. and smaller Asian nations.

The ACA v. the Supreme Court

Opponents of the health-care law argue that Congress can only pass laws that anger or benefit everybody.

The Myth of the Level Playing Field

The boast that American workers are naturally superior to other workers and would therefore “win” in any fair competition is problematic at best and at worst, a pander to our national delusion of exceptionalism.

The Public Trusts Obama on Gas Prices

This isn't good news for the administration.

My Polling Pledge

I'll try to maintain the long view.

Romney, You're No Ronald Reagan

You need to be a really gifted politician to topple an incumbent president. Mitt Romney might not have that gift.

Is Obama Unpopular, or Have the Polls Gone Crazy?

Trying to explain the big variation in yesterday's polling.

Romney's Issue with Evangelicals

Could his Mormon faith be hurting him down South?

Wolves to the Slaughter

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story—until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.

The Obama Campaign Takes on Health Care

Making the case with actual people.

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