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  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    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...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Deerfield, Highland Park, Libertyville, Grayslake and Waukegan. Remembering Ramis I was in physical therapy with Harold Ramis. One day I mentioned how my grandson loved "Ghostbusters." Then Harold Ramis brought in a box...
  • Mitch Albom: Minimum wage gets maximum debate

    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...
  • Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption

    Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption
    The headlines on the Pentagon budget unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week were all about austerity: the smallest U.S. Army since 1940; fewer aircraft, ships and armored vehicles; even some modest belt-tightening on future military pay and...
  • O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting

    O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised...
  • Health official says 7.5 million Americans now signed up for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday. Sebelius' announcement...
  • Is this good news or bad? Politics and the English language

    . . . (With apologies to George Orwell) . . . Pity the poor Congressional Budget Office, which is routinely identified as a nonpartisan source of information about the federal government's budget and maybe the statistical mysteries of economics in...
  • Another attempt at Obamacare 'reform' blows up

    It's encouraging to see critics actually trying to fix what they see as flaws in the Affordable Care Act-- and disappointing when they do it so ineptly that they make the problem they're addressing much worse. That's what's happened with the proposed...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
  • GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again

    GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again
    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...