Health Care

Two Steps Back

The forced resignation of the widely respected Tony Spence, who had a long history of serving the Catholic press, raises questions about changes at the USCCB.

Getting What We Pay For

Many Americans (and American businessmen) think that the United States has the highest tax rates in the world. But that it isn’t even close to being true.

Too Much of a Good Thing

When we consider "Laudato si’" and the call to conserve resources and strive for a just world, placing antibiotics on the list for conservation is not a stretch.

From Rubella to Zika

Remembering responses to the rubella crisis might inform our reactions to Zika. Advocacy for mothers and appreciation for the work of pregnancy should be priorities.

Steady Pulse

As another bitterly partisan presidential contest unfolds, it would be good to keep in mind the striking achievements of the Affordable Care Act.

The Kasich-Walker Debate

It’s telling about today's Republican party: Kasich would probably be the better bet in the general election, while Walker has a better chance at the nomination.

Regulating the Value of Hard Work

Will Republicans be able to admit that enforcing "conservative" values about the honor of work might require what are seen as "progressive" measures by government?

The Acceleration of History

The core liberal conviction about the Supreme Court still rings true: it is most constructive when power is used to vindicate the rights of beleaguered minorities.

Embryos under the Microscope

In her new book, Jane Maienschein lays out the history of embryonic science—going back to Aristotle—hoping to answer an old question: When does a human life begin?

Barney Frank: A Life in Politics

Amusing and engaging, Barney Frank's stories (from sixteen terms in Congress) tell what kinds of “inside politicking” informed the presidencies of LBJ through Obama.

Our Kids

The pattern of income inequality is more than a social problem, Robert Putnam says; it's a social tragedy, most devastating in the lives of poor American children.

The New St. Nick?

Bernie Sanders is reminding his party of something it often forgets: Government was once popular because it provided tangible benefits to large numbers of Americans.
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