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Obamacare Works if Leaders Try to Make it Work. But What About if They Try to Destroy It?

Make no mistake.  Obamacare has made health care available to 20-plus million folks and works long term if those in charge try to make it work.  The exchanges are NOT collapsing.  Here’s the latest example, this one from Washington State. One more time… ACA markets have real problems. But they are […]


GOP Senator McConnell Finally Reveals His Tax Cut “Health Care” Bill, Intends to Force a Vote Before It Can Be Scrutinized

Having hidden the details as long as he could, Mitch McConnell has finally revealed his tax cut health care bill.  Contrary to the expectations originally set, the bill turns out to be the House’s brutal bill with a few of the edges sanded down (for example, it stretches the phase-out of […]


Trump Playing Games, Undermining Americans’ Health Care

  …there is a powerful faction inside the White House, led by the president himself, that is rooting for the American health care system to collapse. The executive branch’s strategy is to persuade the public that the ACA’s meltdown is inevitable and thereby prod recalcitrant Republicans in the legislative branch […]


The Comey Firing is Worse Than Watergate

This isn’t remotely like Watergate. During Watergate, honorable people in government resigned rather than be associated with improper acts. — David Frum (@davidfrum) May 13, 2017 As so often, James Fallows explains, clearly and patiently, reminding us what Watergate was and was about, and exploring how the current goings-on are […]


GOP Tries to Secure Trumpcare Passage by Making the Bill More Cruel

Finding that his original AHCA was too destructive not only for all House Democrats but also for many House Republicans, and seeing his dream slipping away, Paul Ryan has labored to modify the bill to try to make it palatable to enough of his more “conservative” members to pass.  Per […]


Trump’s Muslim/Refugee Ban

Trump has always betrayed those to whom he owes debts, and in Trump’s America so will we all https://t.co/QTnpWVXUoS pic.twitter.com/MLzGX6mnZb — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 28, 2017 Friday’s cruel and counterproductive “Muslim ban” Executive Order punishes all the wrong people, brings additional suffering to people trying to save their families from terror, […]