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  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work

    By ruling that private corporations can shape their employee insurance plans to fit their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court has given Congress another reason to take a step it refused to take in 2010: decouple insurance benefits from employment....
  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

     
    Friday's print column Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the employer-provided insurance model that's at the source....
  • Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises

    Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises
    The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast. The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
  • U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much

    WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets. But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
  • Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]

    Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]
    We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there. The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
  • A new day at the NSA

    Individually, the concrete steps President Obama announced Friday toward reforming the National Security Agency's surveillance programs were modest. Taken together, though, they signal the end of an era of unfettered escalation in U.S. intelligence-...
  • Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs

    Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs
    President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
  • Tax Reform Key To Sparking Slow Economy

    The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform's Senate...
  • 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...