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Urgent Action: Gulf Carrier Subsidies Need to Be Addressed Now

Rob Britton | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Our government needs to heed this threat to the U.S. airline grid, to domestic economic objectives, and to good-paying U.S. jobs. As someone who worked in the U.S. airline business for 25 years, I know firsthand that American, Delta, and United can compete, but not on a playing field rigged by limitless resources

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Where Is the Public Outrage at Schumer and Portman's Proposal

Martin Lobel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Martin Lobel

If we reduce the tax rate on profits multinational corporations claim they earned abroad, it will only increase the incentive for multinationals to shift profits and jobs offshore.

We Need Honesty in the Gulf Airline Subsidy Debate

Rob Britton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

I've worked in and around the airline business for 31 years. I have witnessed firsthand how fair competition drives down prices and makes airlines nimble and more efficient.

Why Are Some Legal Analysts So Surprised at the Supreme Court's Decision in King v. Burwell?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

There will be more lawsuits, but it is looking more and more like health care providers, employers, families and individuals can plan with confidence that the ACA is here to stay.

Jonathan Cohn

Chief Justice Roberts Just Gave Obamacare Opponents A Major Smackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

It was a smackdown. There’s really no other way to describe the ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on Thursday, rejecting the latest ...

Jonathan Cohn

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit, Preserving Insurance For Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second ...

Jonathan Cohn

GOP Readies New Obamacare Hostage Plan As Supreme Court Drama Builds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

It looks like some Republicans are getting ready to take another hostage in their efforts to destroy President Barack Obama’s health care law. They...

Everybody Hates a Winner: Elon Musk, the Government and the Damn Yankees Syndrome

Greg Autry | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Greg Autry

From my perspective as a business professor, taxpayer and entrepreneur this seems to be an amazing record. So, why does Mr. Musk face a constant stream of vitriol over his relationship with the government?

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare Enrollment Is 10 Million, But Supreme Court Ruling Could Shrink It Dramatically

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

Roughly 10.2 million people have insurance they have purchased directly through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, according to a report the Depar...

How Fossil Fuel Companies Get Paid to Pollute

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are giving companies our money while they are making record profits -- and paying nothing for the harm they do us with their pollution.

Plains All American Gets a Sweetheart Deal From Taxpayers

Michelle Chan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Michelle Chan

Last Tuesday, a company called Plains All American made a huge, oily mess along nine miles of California coast. A pipeline ruptured at around 10:45 am, and before the flow could be stopped about 105,000 gallons of crude had escaped--including about 21,000 into the Pacific Ocean.

'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached...

Jonathan Cohn

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Debates about health care frequently focus on the number of people with and without insurance, because it’s a relatively straightforward thing to me...

Jonathan Cohn

The Clock Is Ticking And Republicans Still Have No Serious Obamacare Alternative

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Republicans keep saying they’ll be ready to act if the Supreme Court upholds the big legal challenge to Obamacare, thereby wiping out financial assi...

Exelon's Nuclear Oops: Washington D.C. Resists Pepco Merger

Connor Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

Exelon's ultimate goal: Force Pepco's customers, including the people of Washington, D.C., to subsidize Exelon's expensive nuclear power plants in other states. D.C. residents have until May 26 to submit comments to the Public Service Commission.

Taxpayers Subsidize Restaurant Pay

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

More than four million Americans work in the full service restaurant industry. Of these, nearly half rely on public assistance for their family's basic needs, according to Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United researchers.

Time to End Fuel Subsidies

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What's wrong with using tax-payers' money to make energy more affordable for everyone? The first problem is that not "everyone" benefits equally. In the average developing country, two thirds of gasoline subsidies go to the rich and only 3 percent go to the poor.

We Need to Finance and Subsidize Mass Transit

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Anyone riding mass transit in the New York region this past winter has seen the stress that this old system is under. Delayed trains, decaying stations, and more crowded cars are increasingly common. There is little question that the system needs a cash infusion for long-term capital improvements and short-term operation and maintenance.

Supreme Court Case Could Unravel Parts of ACA

Alex Tolbert | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

Whatever the outcome, the King v. Burwell case has huge implications for the future of the Affordable Care Act. While the hearings start today, a decision won't likely be passed down until June. Here are the three possible outcomes of this case.

Jonathan Cohn

How 'The Joy Of Cooking' Explains The Absurdity Of The Obamacare Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will consider a lawsuit that, if successful, would cause millions of people to lose health insurance -- and millions m...

Obamacare on the Docket Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress have been saying for five years now that their top priority is to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. The problem, however, is that they are now scrambling to come up with something (anything!) that would help convince John Roberts to vote against the ACA.

Jonathan Cohn

The Twisted, Tortured Path Obamacare Took Back To The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

The stakes were high three years ago when the Supreme Court heard NFIB v. Sebelius, the case challenging Obamacare’s individual mandate and threaten...

Can the Middle East End Its Addiction to Cheap Oil?

OpedSpace | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
OpedSpace

The lower cost in global fuel prices can provide a unique avenue for countries to carry out energy subsidy reforms and develop energy efficiency programs with a much smaller negative effects on the population than otherwise.