As long as politicians are bought and paid for, organizations like ALEC will have dangerous influence over the legislation that effects us all. It's time to put an end to the corporate control of Congress once and for all.
Will the media whip the public up into a fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed (and how they could get jobs if we start fixing the infrastructure)? Fat chance.
Despite its flawed roll-out, most Americans are willing to give health care reform time to succeed. That’s good news for Obamacare, because it’s already succeeding in states that have fully adopted it. And the success stories are multiplying.
The GOP is targeting Medicaid in its next attack on health care reform. House Republicans want to take $21 billion budgeted for the Medicaid expansion and use it to cover defense cuts. This is who they are.
It's not only that Obamacare hasn't killed anybody. Bush made government dumber, and we got Katrina. Obama, by taking on health care, will make government smarter.
For years the GOP fought all attempts to provide health insurance to 47 million uninsured Americans without it. Now GOPers are outraged a website is making it difficult for Americans to buy insurance!
Panic today will be defused and forgotten tomorrow. We will not only be pleased with the final result, but we will also be better conditioned to tolerate a degree of initial imperfection, knowing that government has the capacity to work through it.
We've reports of companies canceling insurance policies, and charging hundreds of dollars more each month to continue coverage. Well, it turns out that many of those cancellation letters were misleading.
The GOP’s hostility towards the poor and unfortunate has become an all-out “war on the poor.” The consequences of the painful cuts to food stamps taking effect today offer a glimpse of the casualties and collateral damage to come.
Far too many breathless news stories about insurance plans being “canceled” or people facing “sticker shock” fail to convey even the most basic context: this is almost exclusively a phenomenon of the individual insurance market.
The American people pay a similar amount for social services as citizens of European countries with supposedly lavish social safety nets. But there are two significant differences.
It is a bit worrying that the White House has to explain virtually every day now that just because it sounds like White House officials and the president are putting entitlements on the chopping block doesn't mean they really are doing it.
That they voted 46 times to repeal it, and shutdown the government to delay it should make the Republicans reluctant to pretend they are worried about how the Obamacare website is working. But shameless is their name and hypocrisy is their game.
Republicans have it all wrong again. Affordable Care Act website problems are an indictment of the right’s visions of privatization, and of the self-described "political center's" ambitions for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Liberal opinion journalists providing context is just as critical to the sustainability of liberalism and public-sector workers delivering effective government.
The rough Obamacare roll-out is a direct consequence of misplaced faith in neo-liberal solutions like means testing, privatization, and devolution to the states as the best ways to provide services at an affordable price.
An early glitch in the collection of Social Security wage problems stoked a panic that millions wouldn't get their checks. Like most problems with new programs, it got fixed.
Republicans are still targeting the Affordable Care Act, but their answer to the problems health care reform is already solving for millions of Americans hasn't changed much from that infamous audience response at the September 2011 GOP presidential debate.
Ruth Marcus fills us in on what constitutes "reasonable" now that the Republicans have proven themselves asses with their government shutdown. And, you guessed it, it's time for Democrats to compromise and agree to cut "entitlements."