| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.
After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Fix traffic woes
Don Pittman's Wednesday letter is right on target ("Synchronize traffic lights"). I grew up in Orlando and have driven in quite a few cities around the planet, and our traffic control is the worst — even in comparison to major...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury.
If this were a factory making cars...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people so far signing up for coverage for the first time, figures released Tuesday show.
In addition to the new enrollments, which surpass...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:29 PM
How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working.
How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Identical bills making their way through both chambers of Congress would amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to include women.
While thousands of women currently meet the eligibility requirement for joining the organization, the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act to raise the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote -- something like 65 percent. Three other states raised their minimum wage in...