New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is an effective polemicist with a wide readership. So when he makes arguments that are at best factually wrong and at worst disingenuous, one cannot simply ignore them.
Obama needs to strongly show that no election instantly changes what the two parties believe, and that all this talk of waving red flags cuts both ways.
As we head into the second annual open enrollment period to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans may be wondering what actions to take if they don't have health insurance and are eligible to purchase health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
HHC is an enormously important resource for New York, and its financial sustainability is crucial. If it is to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, its operations must be modernized. Stabilizing its financial condition should be a top priority for state and local leaders.
There are other statutes interpreted by executive agencies, indeed the very same IRS as is involved in King, that would then be forced instantly to revert to the literal meaning of each word.
This economy needs more "animal spirit." The great economist, John Maynard Keynes, coined this term to describe the willingness of business managers to expand aggressively and identified it as essential for economic growth.
Insurers know the president won't allow the law to be repealed or even altered substantially, which will be good for future profits, and they also know they can count on the Republicans to push through legislation to get rid of the health plan tax and let them sell low-value policies again.
Republicans could easily - though wrongly - perceive their big victory as a mandate. But exit polls show something quite different: Voters don't like Republicans any better than Democrats.
Boehner and McConnell called this week for a major change in health reform's requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours a week or face a penalty. However, raising the threshold for mandating coverage would make a shift toward part-time employment much more likely -- not less so.
Were it not the political lightning rod that it has become, many more Americans would have a much clearer understanding about the ACA's wide breadth and how some of the law's policy changes will benefit them and their loved ones.
The seeds for the Democratic debacle yesterday were planted right after President Obama's re-election in 2012, and planted by himself. Thinking back to that cold December, recall the incessant media hype about the "fiscal cliff."
With just days until the midterm elections, you can definitely count on one demographic group to show up at the polls: women small business owners. By an overwhelming margin -- 86 percent -- women entrepreneurs intend to go to the polls to cast their ballots across this nation.
As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.
The rich always vote for themselves. They go for their self-interest, their tax breaks, their liability escapes (think Wall Street). Meanwhile, they've relentlessly instructed the non-rich that they too must vote for the rich.
Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.
Millennials are openly defying the government mandate and thumbing their noses at legislators who continue to ignore the issues critical to young Americans. They're fed up with government forcing them to pay for the poor financial decisions of previous generations.