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  • Steven Brill's 'America's Bitter Pill' tackles healthcare mess

    When it comes to healthcare, the United States is a pitiable mess. As Steven Brill writes in "America's Bitter Pill," the country spent $3 trillion on it in 2014, far more than any other developed country; more, in fact, "than the next ten biggest spenders combined." It is also the single largest expense for most American families and a driver of social and economic instability for millions.
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats
    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...

    Gov. McAuliffe meets with Canon on Asia trip

    Gov. McAuliffe meets with Canon on Asia trip
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a state team travelling now in Asia met with "the No. 1 man" at Canon earlier this week, he said Wednesday, during an overseas conference call with reporters. An excellent meeting with the chairman of Canon and his team,”...

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
    A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...

    Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.

    Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.
    Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit. This is an important question, because the...