Apr 18, 2014
President Barack Obama announced triumphantly that 8 million people selected a private insurance plan through the healthcare exchanges created by legislation known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. He added his own interpretation of the numbers.
Apr 11, 2014
Conservatives and liberals had entirely different reactions to the recent confrontation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert.
Apr 4, 2014
I am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents. The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why.
Mar 28, 2014
It was passed by Congress, signed by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court. But the individual mandate — a requirement that every American buy the kind of insurance deemed appropriate by the federal government — is being repealed by the American people.
Mar 21, 2014
The political community is abuzz about the growing possibility that Republicans might win control of the Senate this November. But little attention has been paid to a larger and more significant trend.
Mar 14, 2014
From its inception, everything about President Barack Obama's healthcare law has been controversial. The latest controversy came with the government release of new numbers.
Mar 7, 2014
The standard media coverage of President Barack Obama's new budget claimed the proposals included $600 billion of budget cuts over the next decade. It was just about impossible, though, to find any media story mentioning some basic numbers that belong in any story about a new federal budget.
Feb 28, 2014
"A simple recipe for violence: promise a lot, deliver a little. Lead people to believe they will be much better off, but let there be no dramatic improvement." The brilliant political scientist Aaron Wildavsky wrote these words in 1968 while America was engulfed in race riots and anti-war protests.