| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Two big issues dogging the rollout of Obamacare have come into focus this week as the Connecticut insurance commissioner met with President Obama on the sticky question of insurers dropping health plans, and the state's exchange gave a breakdown that...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
When will the insurers revolt?
It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hell's Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which claims that the mass media are all so hopelessly liberal that its only option is to start its own website offering "just true, straight-down-the-middle...
| 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...
| 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...