| Dec 3, 2013
Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov.
Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior.
And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
| Jan 6, 2014
The kerfuffle over comments by "Duck Dynasty's" patriarchal mallard Phil Robertson about gays and blacks grabbed gobs of yuletide ink. Not to be outdone, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry thoughtlessly waded knee-deep into controversy with a wrongheaded...
| Oct 24, 2013
Born to a mother in prison, 15-year-old Davion Only has been in foster care all his life. Last month he walked into a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pleaded for a family of his own.
"I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:52 PM
In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation.
That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Positive news reports about insurance enrollments under Affordable Care Act have been coming out so steadily that they barely make headlines anymore. Still searching for a way to depict Obamacare as a "train wreck," GOP critics of the law have no option...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part.
Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Organizations concerned with public policy have a habit of hyping developments that relate to their concerns. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some corporations are exempt from paying for employees' contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, both sides...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- There are those who don't believe politicians can ever enjoy a second life. They're wrong. Just go to Sacramento and check in on Gov. Jerry Brown. He's not only enjoying a second political life, he's survived two, three, four, or...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:17 PM
People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons.
Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age makes...