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  • TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed

    The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k). Following...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?

    Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?
    True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist's curse to entertain such thoughts about disparate events that...
  • Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin

    Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin
    Toward the end of a recent moderated discussion of his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," Northwestern University journalism professor Peter Slevin was asked whether the biography would have been different if he were a black man. "It certainly would have...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 30 Road-kill deer disposal need not be a huge ordeal With an annual state budget of roughly $35 billion, Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strike $700,000 from the Department of Natural Resources budget to dispose of...
  • Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner

    Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner
    In January, during his State of the Union address, President Obama raised eyebrows with his plan to streamline the tax code and buoy the middle class by tapping the reservoirs of the rich. Among other things, Obama proposed raising capital-gains taxes...
  • Tax the wealthy to promote innovation: Front Burner

     Tax the wealthy to promote innovation: Front Burner
    President Obama's proposed budget put forward a number of changes to individual tax rates, largely focused on raising taxes on the wealthy and lowering taxes on everyone else. But if the Republican agenda of supply-side economics-based tax cuts for the...
  • Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner

     Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner
    Those who argue for increasing taxes on the rich in order to support the middle class miss the larger point: Redistributive taxation is not only insufficient to ensure that our country's wealth is equitably shared; it is also ineffective. Humans don't...
  • White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying

    Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press secretary Josh Earnest made the distinction as he...
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who...
  • Baltimore 'thugs' or frustrated youth? Debate rages over a word

    WASHINGTON As Baltimore simmers, prominent public figures, from President Barack Obama to Donald Trump, have been roundly criticized this week for describing the rioters as "thugs." It's a word that's taken an exotic odyssey, with roots during the time...