| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office.
The government's reduction...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:42 AM
A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour.
President Obama has turned the plight of the...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I've worked for minimum wage. Many times. Selling programs. Frying chicken. Janitor. Factory worker. Ice cream scooper.
In each case, I saved the money and put it toward college and grad school. What I lacked, I borrowed in loans. With my degree, I...
| May 25, 2014
McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters.
The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain.
The final battle of the war over the Affordable...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour.
| May 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:16 AM
President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...