Health Care

'Envy' vs. 'Greed'

Paul Ryan’s "envy economics" label invites a description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich and cut programs for the poor and middle class.

Letters | Deciding to die in America

Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).

Don't Govern on Fantasies

The prevailing view among conservatives: The GOP's central goal should be to spend two more years making Obama look bad.

Get Used to Gridlock

The nation faces problems that are real and pressing. Yet our political system remains stagnant—and that’s unlikely to change even after 2014.

The Pope's American Messenger

The appointment of Blase Cupich will have an impact beyond the Catholic Church because it tells us about the role Francis wants the church to play in American life.

The Mystifying Election

Karl Rove was on to something when he recently wrote “each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.”

As We Lie Dying

Most of us remain woefully unprepared for life’s final transition. One way of addressing this problem is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm.

Blind Ideological Justice

We are confronted with a conservative judiciary using any argument it can to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of government.

A More Accommodating Accommodation?

In his short and perplexing concurrence on Hobby Lobby, Justice Kennedy offered a path to resolving the dispute over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

After Hobby Lobby

It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.

Caught in the Gap

We are now beginning to see the consequences of Red State hostility to health-care reform, and they are devastating for the poor.

When Obamacare Was 'Doomed'

That the ACA hit its sign-up goal ought to give everyone pause over how reckless its opponents have been in making instant judgments and outlandish charges.
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Book Reviews

Our Kids

June 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Blackballed

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Continental Divide

May 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 14, 2009 | 0 comments