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  • Economist Jonathan Gruber's Obamacare comments show his cynicism

    Economist Jonathan Gruber has become a household name in the nation's capital and the media for saying that Democrats disguised unpopular provisions of the healthcare reform bill in order to win Congress' approval. Yet his comments didn't reveal...
  • What Jon Gruber said was dumb, but the Gruber controversy is much dumber

    I’m probably not alone among journalists writing about the Affordable Care Act in finding that the lowest-information emails landing in my inbox lately come from people who have learned one thing about the act, and one thing alone: that some guy...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • Gruber confession renders Obama cynicism transparent

    It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October...
  • Mommy blogger makes the mother of all financial mistakes

    Thanks to modern technology -- and the fact that your average Internet-connected American has the attention span of a tsetse fly and the guile of a week-old meatloaf -- you can learn a lot on the Internet. A lot that's wrong. You can learn that...
  • Who are you calling stupid?

    Who are you calling stupid?
    "Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of...
  • UnitedHealth says it will compete for health exchange business in 23 states

    MINNEAPOLIS UnitedHealth Group Inc. will make a much bigger play on the nation's health insurance exchanges this fall. On Friday, UnitedHealth is announcing the 23 states where it plans to compete for health exchange business starting Saturday a roster...
  • Obama's final two years: A sprint on regulation?

    The election results were a crushing political blow for the Obama administration, giving Republicans firm control of both houses of Congress for the final two years of his term. But this in no way signals the end of the president's policy agenda. It...
  • Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies

    Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies
    It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Otto von Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism....
  • Who are you calling stupid?

    "Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of...
  • GOP mulls next CBO director

    WASHINGTON Flush from their capture of the Senate, Republicans in both chambers are reviewing more than a dozen potential candidates to succeed Douglas W. Elmendorf as director of the Congressional Budget Office after his term expires Jan. 3. They...