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  • After five years, is Obamacare a success?

    After five years, is Obamacare a success?
      Millions more Americans are insured than they were five years ago.   Folks with pre-existing medical conditions aren’t turned down for coverage. Young people under 26 can be insured on their parents plan until they are 26. By all accounts,...
  • Things to know about Ted Cruz

    Things to know about Ted Cruz
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday. Here's a quick snapshot with key things to know about Cruz. Background Ted Cruz is man in a hurry. He won election to the Senate in 2012 as a...
  • Freedoms a true measure of a generation's greatness

    People who are deeply offended by the opinions of others often wonder: Can't we do something to shut these guys up? In extreme cases, as we've seen all too frequently lately, they take matters into their own hands, killing (or threatening to kill) those...
  • The innovation roadblock: Why Congress should repeal the medical device tax

    Investment in medical innovation, including medical devices, is smart for our nation for patients, their families and the economy. That is why we believe Congress should vote to repeal the medical device excise tax established as part of the Affordable...
  • Speak Out

    Recently, we attended a performance by vocalist Peter Oprisko and his trio at a Sunday afternoon concert at the Tinley Park Library. The theme of Oprisko's concert was Frank Sinatra, The Man and His Music. A consummate showman, Oprisko has incredible...
  • Will Obama bargain over free-trade pact?

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Friday, March 20: President Barack Obama has gotten into yet another political tussle with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. But this time it's not with the party of Boehner and McConnell,...
  • Patrick Murphy announces for U.S. Senate

    Patrick Murphy announces for U.S. Senate
    Patrick Murphy is in. As widely expected, the Democratic congressman from Jupiter announced Monday morning that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, going after the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who has not yet decided to seek...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....
  • It's Obamacare's first tax season. Can the IRS handle it?

     It's Obamacare's first tax season. Can the IRS handle it?
    Toward the bottom of the tax form most Americans fill out each year, just beneath a line for payments for maids, nannies and other household staff, there is a new line marked "health care: individual responsibility." Line 61 on Form 1040 comes from...
  • Roger Mayer dies at 88; movie exec was key player in film preservation

    Roger Mayer, a movie executive who became a forceful advocate for film preservation after inspecting storehouses packed with decaying negatives on an MGM lot, has died. He was 88. Mayer, who held top positions at MGM and at Turner Entertainment, had a...