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  • Haar: In Oval Office, Leonardi Tries To Defuse Obamacare Issue

    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...
  • Not a good enough Obamacare fix

     Not a good enough Obamacare fix
    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...
  • Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'

    Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'
    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...
  • MSNBC out of line for crack about Romney adoption

     MSNBC out of line for crack about Romney adoption
    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...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    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...
  • Obamacare: Silence of the insurers

    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...
  • Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site

    Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site
    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...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'
    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...
  • The real meaning of Hobby Lobby

    The real meaning of Hobby Lobby
    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...
  • The unsinkable Jerry Brown

    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...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    Sick scammers target diabetics
    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...