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Bad Obamacare News Is Real. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

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'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scie...

Dramatic, Negative Consequences if the Government Fails to Enforce Open Skies Agreements

Rob Britton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

It's time for the Obama administration to act. Failure to act will put the U.S. airlines, their workers, communities across the country that rely on service and the entire American aviation industry in serious jeopardy.

Emirates Airline's One Percenters

Rob Britton | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

If you're Emirates, based in Dubai, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, or Qatar Airways from that country, you can install showers, butlers and bars on your A380s because your government owners deliver wheelbarrows of subsidy cash.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Are Damaging Airlines Globally, Not Just in the U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Last month, I spent two weeks teaching grad students about a variety of airline topics in Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden, and after nearly every lecture someone has asked about the impact of the three fast-growing Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

Getting the Export-Import Bank to Pay Dividends

Dean Baker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Those of us who don't think it's the best use of government money to give subsidized loans to some of the largest companies in the world have to recognize political reality. With enough campaign contributions on the table, Congress will eventually vote to approve the money.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Why Emirates Is Not a Real Airline

Rob Britton | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Open Skies agreements have served U.S. carriers very well, enabling them to grow overseas, and to partner with European and Asian airlines to expand their networks. But U.S. airlines cannot - and should not have to - compete with airlines with short paths to enormous government treasuries.

Here's The Potential Fallout If This New Obamacare Lawsuit Succeeds

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Another far-fetched lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act won a victory in the lower courts on Wednesday. And while few members of the legal establ...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...