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Roberts' Health Care Ruling Sparks 'Deep' Supreme Court Discord

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

More than a week removed from the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling, a new report of dissension among the justices has emerged. In a Sund...

A Victory for America

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.

Affordable Health Care Will Be Good for America

Cecilia Attias | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Cecilia Attias

To people like me, who are from abroad, the American debate has often seemed bewildering. How could you not want to find a way to provide affordable care to citizens? In the US, of course, the system is enormously complicated and entrenched.

Ted Nugent Is Back With A Vengeance

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney surrogate and entertainer-turned-conservative-activist Ted Nugent cranked his political volume knob back up this week, penning an op-ed su...

Tea Party Rep: Romney Needs 'Consistant' Attack

Goose Creek Patch | Greg Hambrick | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney needs to hone his attack in the presidential race, says U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC). The first-term congressman is "hopeful" the current...

Surprising Survey Result On Young People And Health Care Law

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.06.2012 | College

Young adults were completely uniformed about what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark ruling health care reform. Two out of three people...

11 Ways to Profit From Health Care Reform

Gene Marks | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

While so many businesses are figuring out how this change in health insurance law will affect them, many others are doing what Americans do best: figuring out how to profit. Because that's what smart entrepreneurs do.

Reflections on 'Fast and Furious' and Supreme Court Decision on Health Care

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The conflict between Attorney General Holder and Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is occurring against the background of a larger canvas.

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: Senate Dems Raise $2.5 Million Off Supreme Court Ruling | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign committee tasked with electing Democrats to the Senate raised $2.5 million in the three days following the Supreme Court's ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Campaign Disagrees With Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although the Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory by upholding the Affordable Care Act, the Obama campaign made clear o...

Savaging Roberts: Conservatives Run Amok

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Why have conservatives gone over the cliff in their anger at Roberts? Why can't they just accept that the Chief Justice disagreed with them about one of several very complex constitutional issues presented in this case?

GOP Senator On Individual Mandate: 'I Don't Think It Was A Tax'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) backed up a top Mitt Romney adviser -- and the Obama administration -- on Wednesday, saying he does not personally believe the ...

Mark Blumenthal

Obamacare Polls Judge Effect Of Supreme Court Ruling | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Supreme Court has declared the health care law constitutional, will that ruling change public opinion about the law? Not v...

Chief Justice Roberts Avoids Ignominy

Stephen Menendian | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Chief Justice Roberts' last minute change of heart may not reflect his asserted view of the law as deterministic rather than ambiguous, but it does reflect a conscientious regard for the Court's position in American society.

Healthcare: Fear vs. Facts

Scott Blakeman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

The battle over the Affordable Care Act is the best example of Republicans using fear to scare Americans away from the real facts, with breathlessly hyped misinformation, not labeled as such in conservative media.

A Victory for Communities of Color and for the Nation

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of endless debate, commentary, political jockeying and legal analysis, on Thursday we learned a simple lesson: real people can win.

Fifteen Minutes of Worry, Joy, Confusion and Gratitude

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

These fifteen minutes reminded me how the health and fate of millions of humans can hinge on single decisions. But the most important lesson I learned was that we need to keep our simmering cynicism in check.

Health Care Reform Leftovers

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

There is a lot of crazy stuff on the airwaves regarding the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans are viciously attacking the ruling because it introduces a new "tax" on people who don't have coverage. As I and many others have stressed, this tax is a free-rider penalty. It is a personal responsibility fee for not saddling the rest of us with your health care costs, thereby imposing an implicit tax on the rest of us. And it hits 1-2% of the population. You thought personal responsibility was supposed to be a conservative value? Not, apparently, when the dreaded tax word is invoked. I get it: silliness pervades in an election year... but really? Taxes happen in societies -- and according to a Supreme Court justice from a saner time, they're "the price we pay for a civilized society."

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmakers Divided On Keeping Obamacare's Young Adult Insurance Provision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Erin Mershon, Greg Rosalsky, Cole Stangler, Nate Willis and Jeffrey Young contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans may not ha...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Set Grassroots Fundraising Record After Health Care Ruling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have raised $2.3 million since last week's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law and marked their biggest grassroo...

Twitter Users Evenly Divided On Obamacare Ruling, Analysis Shows

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Twitter users were almost evenly divided in how they reacted to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, an analysis of tweets shows. Of 500 randomly selec...

Ten Fun Facts (and Morals) About the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court.

Eric Segall | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

The Court upheld the individual mandate as a tax even though both Congress, and the president, repeatedly said that the mandate unequivocally was not a tax. Moral: Both our elected officials and our unelected Justices can obviously be counted on to tell the truth.

The Affordable Care Act Does Little for American Healthcare Anxieties

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The Supreme Court's decision does not solve, nor does it promise to address the underlying anxieties, fears and disappointments of the American people.

Pomp, Pederasty, and Peculation -- But Also Social Justice

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

It appears that the only way that Obamacare, as its opponents call it, can be repealed is by a victory in November of Mitt Romney who -- by a patent irony -- passed a similar bill in Massachusetts when he was governor there.

"Mr. Corleone, Meet John Marshall": Obama, Roberts, and Health Care in Context

Saladin Ambar | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

I clearly got Thursday's ruling wrong. How could I not? I am a political scientist. But getting Roberts wrong is another matter. In all likelihood, what we witnessed in his majority opinion was not the rebirth of Justice Souter, but rather the rebirth of John Marshall, albeit an inverted one.