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  • Ehrlich gets the numbers wrong

    Ehrlich gets the numbers wrong
    I'm often perplexed by the content in Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column and wonder if he is free from fact-checking because his words appear on the op-ed page. One particular paragraph in his column, "American values under Obama" (Nov. 2), left me even...
  • The truth behind Obamacare numbers

    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised that his health reform plan would "lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family." So it's not surprising that many people are dismayed by the rising costs under the health reform law he...
  • Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars

    Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars
    A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians. Proposition 46 would raise the cap...
  • David Moylan: Curing America's ills begins with replacing Obamacare

    David Moylan: Curing America's ills begins with replacing Obamacare
    Washington, D.C., is suffering from a severe sickness that needs to be cured for America to move forward toward prosperity. The economy is stagnant, the federal government is bloated, health care has been ripped out of the hands of physicians and placed...
  • Democrats, analysts see opening for minimum wage vote in 2015

    Democratic supporters of an increase in the federal minimum wage believe voter initiatives for wage boosts in several states can add momentum to the effort in Congress even if Republicans sweep next week's midterm elections. "If it comes up, it will...
  • Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs

     Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs
    Critics of the 2010 Affordable Care Act complain that it doesn't do much to control the healthcare costs that are becoming unsustainable for families and businesses. In fact, the law does many small things; the latest is the grant program announced last...
  • Orland limits part-time hours to avoid health care requirements

    Orland limits part-time hours to avoid health care requirements
    A dozen part-time village of Orland Park employees have seen their hours cut in response to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would otherwise require Orland Park to provide them with health benefits, village officials said. The Affordable Care...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

    L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
    Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour. Since their inception in the...
  • Warner, Gillespie trade barbs at Beach forum

    Warner, Gillespie trade barbs at Beach forum
    Sen. Mark Warner and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie took sequential potshots at one another Thursday at what's almost certain to be their last joint appearance before voters. What neither remarked on was that they offer very similar stands on sequestration,...
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...