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This cluster of cases infamous to liberals might conspire to deal a blow to the ACA and in the same stroke open the door to other odious corporate practices performed in the name of faith. Or maybe not.
The news reports say that the test scores of American students on the latest PISA test are "stagnant," "lagging," and "flat." The myth persists that once our nation led the world on international tests, but we have fallen from that exalted position in recent years. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.
Leave it to Scott Walker to use the greatest attempt to cover the uninsured in generations to leave some his state's poorest people with no coverage at all.
ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."
It's one of the oldest right-wing claims: "Excessive" regulation will harm job creators and kill the economy. But is it based on sound economics?
What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I'm not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.
The truth is that in many ways, here at home, we've ended 1985's meaning of "AIDS as we knew it." It's not an unspoken word -- nor is it an automatic death sentence. And since PEPFAR, we're on the road to do the same globally. But now we have to end the era of AIDS -- period.
The Republican National Committee can't help itself. No matter how many times and in how many ways it's amply shown that it can't get it right on race, it still keeps bumbling along.
Recent reports show light at the end of the tunnel for the Affordable Care Act's infamous website. For New York non-English speakers, however, the story doesn't end there.
If the GOP likes Medicare so much, and have such a deep concern over citizens' health care coverage, why would they not let everyone have the Medicare they love so much if they wish?
Even if, like me, you don't fall into one of those categories and also take issue with the Catholic Church's teachings on a number of contested social issues, it is difficult to deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff's critique of the modern capitalist economy.
Look, at the end of the day, what policy makers really need to be looking for are ideas that most efficiently reduce wage and income inequality. That's a main reason why I've been so stuck on full employment, as it perfectly meets that criterion.
The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of HealthCare.gov. After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.
Will the media whip the public up into a frothing fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed, underemployed and underpaid? The answer is: probably not.
It seems like every new poll shows President Obama's approval rating slipping lower and lower. The second term slump is nothing new for presidents. What has been striking is how quickly Democrats have started to break away from President Obama.
People have noticed the silence of former Secretary of State and widely presumed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. Where does she stand?