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Numbers show just how big the disconnect is between the reality of what's occurred in health care since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the perception that people have of the law resulting from the relentless campaign of misinformation from the president's opponents.
As it is often said that "elections have consequences," in fact so do words. Therefore, let us assign and bury the "bully pulpit" to the archives of linguistics.
The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, tasked with reviewing the NSA's surveillance program, released its highl...
The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.
Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.
It's clear that the health of these waterways are dependent on each other -- pollution in a smaller stream means pollution in the river downstream, threatening the health of communities along the way.
Speaking just miles away from Angel Island, President Obama reminded us about one of the defining promises of America that we are a nation where no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.
Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on December 3, 2013. ...
Limited press access to the president and White House events is an important issue that goes right to the heart of America's democratic principles.
The road to historic immigration reform in the United States is paved daily with the gruesome deportation of about 1,100 immigrants. The vast majority of the deported are Latino. The vast majority of the deported pose no threat to public safety.
As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.
My eyes filled with tears thinking about the many miracles that had to transpire to make this moment possible: a young nation imperfectly fighting its way toward a more perfect union, expanding circles of freedom, a deep commitment to religious liberty and diversity.
I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela. Yet, like so many others, I feel like I knew him.
Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.