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  • A checkup for Obamacare
    “In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.”— President Obama,March 23, 2010Not exactly. Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, the reality of reform remains hotly contested. Read full article >>






  • Senators, do your job and confirm Loretta Lynch
    Let’s get a few things straight about the delay in confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general. It’s outrageous. It also has nothing to do with her race or gender. Contriving prejudice where none exists demeans the importance of fighting discrimination. And it demeans those who drop such ugly hints. Read full article >>






  • The Senate poisons a feel-good bill with a new dose of partisan politics
    As if more proof were needed about congressional dysfunction, witness the spectacle of the past two weeks, in which the Senate managed to grind itself to a halt over a human-trafficking bill that both sides want to pass. Read full article >>






  • Keep some perpsective during college acceptance season
    College acceptance letters go out — actually, college admissions Web portals go live — in a few weeks. This column was originally intended to help calm anxious high school seniors, and their anxious parents, about the whole crazy-making process.Read full article >>






  • New questions for Clinton
    For what she says is the sake of “convenience” — who wants to have to fiddle with two handheld devices when one will do nicely? — Hillary Clinton bought herself a heap of trouble.Then she added to the pile by failing to explain herself for a full week. The storm over her use of a private e-mail account mushroomed — as was inevitable in the absence of a countervailing explanation other than the Clintonian penchant for control and secrecy.Read full article >>






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