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The New Republic Expands Policy Coverage Online With Q.E.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Republic will launch a domestic policy and politics vertical on Monday that Senior Editor Jonathan Cohn considers directly in lin...

Why Isn't It Big News When Republicans Deny 5 Million People Health Insurance?

Jason Sattler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

The media focus on middle-class losers over the poor winners should surprise exactly no one. The press goes for whatever gets viewers/clicks/corporate sponsorships. The real story is the inexcusable callousness coming from the Republicans who are celebrating denying the poor health insurance.

Why Obamacare Is Not A 'Train Wreck'

New Republic | JONATHAN COHN | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

The whole enterprise is going to be a work in progress. And that'll be ok--because it will still do a lot of good and make life better for most people...

Why Raising Medicare's Age Is Not The Fiscal Cliff Solution

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

President Obama hasn’t proposed increasing the eligibility age for Medicare. But would he agree to do so, in order to secure a broader agreement tha...

Three Things Obama's Jobs Program Needs

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

President Obama’s plan to give a major economic speech after Labor Day means that, finally, Washington is going to have a serious conversation about...

Cut Medicaid? You May Have to Kick Grandma Out of the Nursing Home

Linda Bergthold | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If Republicans were to succeed in defunding health reform and returning the management of all health programs to the states, we would be at the mercy of state ideologues who apparently know very little about the programs they claim to cut.

Suicides Among the Unemployed: A National Humiliation

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harold Pollack

We've been hearing, in connection with the Ground Zero Mosque, that the atrocities of 9/11 were a national humiliation. I don't see it that way. What's humiliating is that we've failed to mount an effective response to human pain during an economic crisis.

The Public is Ready for Clean Energy Legislation, Is the Senate?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Jonathan Cohn, writing at his new must-read blog, has a fascinating piece on the policy implications of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

The Killers Among Us (And Other Weak Arguments for the Senate Health Bill)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Have you heard? Progressives who oppose the Senate health bill are the moral equivalent of mass murderers. That argument is actually being made - along with the charge, ironically enough, that they're being too emotional.

Jonathan Cohn: The News In The Speech

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Looks like there's some news in the speech after all. Quite a bit. On the policy front, President Obama tonight endorses, clearly and unambiguousl...

Jonathan Cohn Tells Colbert: Your Insurance Policy Has A "Death Panel" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Cohn made a clear, concise case for health care reform on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night. Asked why he wanted to "kill grandma" with a ...

Durbin Responds To Right-Wing Harassment Strategy: We "Won't Fall For A Sucker-Punch Like This"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress reported today on the growing number of angry right-wing activists viciously harassing Democratic, as well as moderate Republican, membe...

A Health Care Bailout For the Middle Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Universal coverage is one way to describe the objective of the health debate, but here's one that might be better: We need a health care bailout for the middle class.

Cohn: Daschle Won't Kill Universal Health Care

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can health care reform go ahead, this year, even without Tom Daschle? Yes. Does this episode--and Daschle's absence--make the task of enacting health...