Health Care

Obama, Confidence Builder

Consider Obama's State of the Union speech a bid to move the national conversation back to the economic basics: to “opportunity for everybody."

Moving Day

There’s nothing easy about watching one’s father drift out of his own life. Alzheimer’s, old age, senility—whatever you call it—is distressing for everyone.

The Resurgent Progressives

The re-emergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed: Its return is good news for the political center.

Alternative Medicine

The Republican leadership seems to hope Obamacare will collapse under its own weight. Not all conservatives are convinced of the wisdom of that approach.

The ACLU Takes on the Bishops

Contrary to popular belief, the USCCB does not have the power to tell individual bishops—or Catholic health-care systems—what to do and what not to do.

Health Scare

While the next few months could be rocky, there are still reasons to be optimistic about the ACA. To understand why, it helps to know a few details about the law.

System Failure

As a signature policy issue, President Barack Obama’s national health-care program is right up there with Bush’s Iraq.

Does Your New Health Plan Cover Abortion?

Unless the exchanges make clear which plans cover elective abortion and which don’t, the ACA’s requirement that insurers segregate abortion funds makes little sense.

Obama Needs His Friends Back

President Obama is furiously fending off those “winter of discontent” stories, and it’s not even winter yet.

America Shifts Left

Republicans took a step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia.

Don't Give Up on the Uninsured

States that created their own healthcare exchanges and expanded Medicaid coverage are providing insurance to tens of thousands of customers.

Please, Can We Govern Now?

Our nation escaped the worst. But there were consequences to the decision of a craven House Republican leadership that knew it was picking a fight it could not win.
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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