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February 01, 2015

GOP Deficit Hawks Have Clipped Wings

On Feb. 2, President Barack Obama will release his budget for the 2016 fiscal year. It will call for a full replacement of the sequester. "The president's budget will fully reverse those cuts for domestic priorities and match those investments dollar-for-dollar with the resources our troops need to keep America... continue

January 31, 2015

Obamacare Gets Its 'x-Files' Moment

The idea that "(t)he plain text of the ACA reflects a specific choice by Congress" to limit Obamacare subsidies to states that set up their own exchanges has conveniently evolved into an article of faith on the right. It's not sufficient -- at least for political purposes, and probably for... continue

January 30, 2015

American Culture to Blame for Measles Outbreak

A recent measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has put anti-vaccination advocates under the microscope once more. With upward of 80 people now diagnosed with measles, it's worth asking why this preventable disease has again been allowed to endanger public health. According to The Los Angeles Times, only... continue

January 25, 2015

The Two Problems With Obama's Maternity Leave Comment

During his State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, President Obama briefly brought up the need for "paid maternity leave," a move that wasn't a surprise to anyone who saw his recent announcement that federal employees would receive paid parental leave. "There is a notable gap in federal benefits, and... continue

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