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Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

Duncan Hosie | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Roberts' record is troubling in its own right. But it is even more troubling when contrasted with the promises he made to the Senate, and the American people, in his confirmation hearing.

Polls Show That People Care Obamacare Cares

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Finally, something other than a love for pizza has brought Americans together. Happiness over their health coverage with the Affordable Care Act. Go figure.

Outnumbered: Outlandish, Outdated, Overtly Biased

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
Trish DeLuca

The luxury was mine from 11 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. today. I flipped to a couple of television channels, walked a friend's dog, and intermittently...

Sam Stein

White House, Democrats Plot Response To Hobby Lobby Ruling | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and allied Democrats on the Hill quickly began exploring potential responses to the Supreme Court’s decision ...

Laura Bassett

5 Political Operatives Just Hammered Women And Workers | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the progressive movement, handing down decisions in two high-profile cases rega...

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Whatever one's views of individual mandates, keeping your own doctor or contraceptive coverage, the underpinnings of Obamacare offer the promise of stopping the skyrocketing costs that are threatening the quality and availability of coverage to the 55 percent of Americans who receive health insurance through their jobs.

The Debate Is Over on Repealing Obamacare

Brian Normoyle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Ten million Americans who didn't have health insurance now do and there is much more work to do moving forward. Why should we step back from that and what would conservatives like to go back to?

Hobby Lobby's Shoppers Find New Hobby In Lobbying Against Hobby Lobby

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Hobby Lobby's Facebook page turned into a social media war zone Tuesday afternoon. But people weren't fighting about crafts; they were discussing wome...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Struggles In Hobby Lobby Case With Question Of Companies' Religious Rights | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justices on the Supreme Court seemed to struggle Tuesday with the question of whether a private company can get out of a federal law by ...

Supreme Court Weighing Obamacare Birth Control Coverage

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in ...

Contraceptives and Religious Freedom

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

Legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raise important questions about religious freedom -- but not the ones the plaintiffs emphasize.

Start of 2014: The Beginning of the End of Obamacare

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The implementation of Obamacare, with its tremendous impact on the cost and delivery of medical care to all Americans, now faces major legal objections and procedural problems. These challenges show the need for major legislative reform and judicial restraint in the near future.

Opposition to the Affordable Care Act is Rooted in Bigotry

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Sweeping change usually brings plenty of naysayers with it. In the case of the Affordable Healthcare Act, those naysayers have been downright nasty. ...

High Court Passes On Obamacare Suit

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health car...


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

To shut down our government in protest over Obamacare is the triumph of extremism over common sense. We desperately need legislators who know how to compromise -- in order to govern.

The GOP Is Now Against Tax Breaks -- If They Help the Middle Class Buy Health Care

Jason Sattler | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

What if I told you about a $1.3 trillion disaster passed mostly under a contortion of the Senate rules known as "reconciliation" and signed into law by a new, untested president whose legitimacy was questioned by millions?

A Year Later, Obamacare Still Constitutional, The Nation Still Hasn't Imploded

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, ruling that the individual ma...

Health Care Reform: Us vs.Them

Morna Murray | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Morna Murray

It's no news flash to say health care reform is politicized. Our country is increasingly polarized, "us" versus "them" and "either/or" instead of "both/and." But it's one thing to say it, it's another to watch it play out in the implementation of health care reform across our United States.

Life Support and Taxes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Making people obtain and maintain health insurance is not the nanny state; it is grow-up time. The nanny state is what we have today, prior to full implementation of Obamacare, and what we have had since the 1986 passage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner: Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the president's Affordable Care Act was now the...

The Romney Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

The Supreme Court may be below the radar for most voters. But Republican leaders have not forgotten about Roberts and the high court. They are not about to let themselves be burned again.

NEWS FLASH: Chief Justice Roberts Expounds on the New Chief Justice Roberts

Michael Solomon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
Michael Solomon

Supreme Court watchers were initially surprised when Roberts upheld the PPACA not because he found the law constitutional per se, but because he ruled it a tax. "I know that's not what the Justices on the Left think, not to mention those other jerks, but why split hairs?"

Lighting "Escape Fires" to Fix Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Committed, passionate people working inside a broken system find themselves trying to outrun the fire. Fortunately, though, I think we are at a unique moment in health care, with a rare opportunity for a true overhaul.

O'Connor Defends Controversial Move

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Wednesday said attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts over his key vote to upho...

Chief Justice Roberts Is Devilishly Clever

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Most people knew Roberts was a smart guy. If this set of thoughts has any merit, he is a lot smarter and cleverer than most people ever imagined. But, that is not all that he was being clever about.