Government

07/31/2014 - 8:50pm

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

    By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists...

07/31/2014 - 8:38pm

    For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so contended in 1952, has a conspicuous outsider run away...

07/31/2014 - 8:37pm

    Rather than getting on with the country's business and focusing solely on can't-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend - like the unfinished bill to fix veterans' health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Central American children arriving at the border -...

07/31/2014 - 8:36pm

    Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech.

    The Wisconsin...

07/31/2014 - 8:35pm

    Don't be so sure the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again.

    The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state...

07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

    Ralph Nader has written a new book, titled "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." If you spend any time looking into the current state of affairs with the Dodd-Frank Act - Monday was the fourth anniversary of the law enacted to ensure that the country never...

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