The civic ignorance that has pushed Trump to the top of the charts can no longer be ignored. His supporters need to know that his promises are no more plausible than the other illogical ones they have bought over the years from other candidates.
The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, Zubik v. Burwell, will be argued before the Supreme Court on March 23 -- exactly six years after President Obama signed the ACA into law.
If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense.
The latest Republican to stand in front of a camera and complain about state spending on health care for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people,...
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't under...
Obama's job approval polling average is now once again "above water" -- defined as more people who approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. This might not sound all that momentous, but it is actually the first time in almost three years that it has happened.
The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.
There are times when I watch the news and my instant reaction is to find the nearest heavy object and hurl it at the screen. The most recent narrowly averted home appliance disaster happened when I watched Ted Cruz address an audience of Conservatives at CPAC last week.
Obamacare administrator Greenblock was philosophical about it all. "We've stopped the bleeding," he said. "But the long-term treatment plan is to repeal the Republican Party, and replace it with something much, much better."
You aim for intimacy and connection, not clinical detachment. "I don't want the Republican nominee to be someone that people have to make excuses why...
Any first-year public policy student who submitted this as their health care plan would be kicked out of school, if not deported.
Whether "liberal" or "conservative," a rational person who admits the veil of ignorance understands the importance of fairness and of general concern for the welfare not only of himself but of others who differ from his present status and characteristics.
Democrats have been handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put our dream candidate in the White House, with no compromises for "electability", and have that candidate put the Supreme Court solidly in liberal control for decades.
Presented with these candidates, it feels like "everyone can vote except you." Blood pressure and blood sugar are rising. We've got a pounding headache that lasts more than four hours a day and our stomachs are burning. Frequent urination may follow.
This week the nation had to clean up the collateral-mud-damage from watching Thursday's Republican debate. To call it a circus would be to insult the dignity, decorum and poise of the circus. "This guy's a choke artist, and this guy is a liar," said Trump of Rubio and Cruz, who finally took on The Donald. Meanwhile -- irony alert! -- Trump said former Mexican President Vincente Fox "used a filthy, disgusting word" and "should be ashamed." Even worse, the substance matched the atmosphere. After an extended debate on poll numbers, it was hard not to wonder how much better it would be if the candidates cared about meaningful data as much as poll data: like the new report that the seas are rising at their fastest rate in 28 centuries. Or that 22 million people would lose healthcare with Obamacare's repeal. Or that deporting 11 million people would cost an estimated $400 - $600 billion, take 20 years and lower real GDP by $1.6 trillion. But, of course, facts are for losers.
Marco Rubio played the part of a yappy little attack dog all night long, but only really landed one good blow on Trump (when he turned the "you repeat things" attack back on him) for all his heartfelt effort.