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January 6, 2014 Janet Yellen's 2014 To-Do List: Climate Change

Source: Huff Post Blog

On January 6, Janet Yellen will likely be confirmed as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Her to-do list will be full of things like the interest rate, the bank bailouts, the unemployment rate, and in general, running...

December 19, 2013 Health Care Reform: Views From The Hospital Executive Suite

Source: Health Affairs Blog

Pessimism pervades the national dialogue surrounding healthcare reform. Despite fixes to the federal exchange website and marked improvements in enrollment, politicians and pundits continue to assail the Affordable Care Act...

December 17, 2013 We need more accurate information about healthcare reform

Source: Fierce Health

Despite all the attention the federal health insurance exchange website,, has received, confusion and misinformation abounds. Just the other day, my mother-in-law called me based on some news coverage she watched...

December 16, 2013 Why are we letting China buy American companies?

Source: NY Post

This takeover, the largest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm, represents a precedent that will damage the American economy and cost jobs in the long run. It also may have emboldened China. Weeks after permission was...

December 16, 2013 Boehner's Tea Party strike an isolated incident? Opinionline

Source: USA Today

"House Speaker John Boehner has stood up against hard-right groups, many of them financial backers of the Tea Party, who seem less interested in taking on the Democrats than thwarting the speaker's agenda and purging Congress of...

December 11, 2013 Minimalist budget deal beats another shutdown: Our view - Editorial

Source: USA Today

The bipartisan spending deal announced Tuesday night by Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., barely qualifies as a tweak. It would not make meaningful progress on reducing...

November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on Parade

Source: Peter D. Kinder

No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...[more]

November 19, 2013 Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go?

Source: Washington Post

One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest. That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations —...

November 18, 2013 Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?

Source: CBS News

With an eye on the 2014 midterm elections, a growing number of Democrats are voicing concerns about the insurance cancellations and website problems that have plagued the debut of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges - a...

November 15, 2013 How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens

Source: Bloomberg

It seems that welfare queens are back in the news these days. The old stereotype was an inner-city unwed mother -- that’s dog-whistle-speak for black -- having multiple babies to get ever bigger welfare checks (throw in a new...

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