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Jeb! trashes Obamacare in public, but privately made a cool half million off it

Jeb! has called Obamacare "flawed to its core" on several occasions, but apparently it wasn't too flawed for him to make a handsome profit from. Josh …

Liberal News

Employment Situation Summary

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Division of Labor Force Statistics, PSB Suite 4675, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC …

Washington D.C.

Romney Criticizes Trump for Remarks on Mexican Immigrants

Mitt Romney criticized the real-estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, saying he was damaging the Republican Party with his comments linking Mexican immigrants to crime.

Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, spoke at a Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, …


An Angry Jeb Bush Says He Takes Donald Trump’s Remarks Personally

MERRIMACK, N.H. – Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, whose wife is Mexican and three children were raised to celebrate their bicultural roots, showed a flash of anger on Saturday as he said that he “absolutely” took personal offense when Donald Trump recently described Mexican immigrants coming to …

Jeb Bush

In Health Law, a Boon for Diet Clinics

Dr. Michael Kaplan looked across his desk at a woman who had sought out his Long Island Weight Loss Institute and asked the question he often poses to new patients: “Where do you think you go wrong with food?”

The 38-year-old patient was about 20 pounds overweight and, as she described it, …

Healthy Eating

Thomas Piketty: “Germany has never repaid.”

In a forceful interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, the star economist Thomas Piketty calls for a major conference on debt. Germany, in …

German History

Europe Wins

Tsipras and Syriza have won big in the referendum, strengthening their hand for whatever comes next. But they’re not the only winners: I would argue that Europe, and the European idea, just won big — at least in the sense of dodging a bullet.

I know that’s not how most people see it. But think of it …


The Great Infrastructure Migration

We tend to think of cities as physical spaces, made up of roads and bridges, traffic lights, sewers, and sidewalks. But layered throughout our urban landscape is a web of often-unseen fiber-optic cables, smart meters, wireless sensors, and connected devices. Taken together, this digital …


Column: Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals

The British government just put up a website with advice on how to fight back against Internet trolls. Popular Science magazine decided "trolls and spambots" were shouting down scientific debate; Christianity Today also ended online comments on its news and features, and the news service Reuters …


Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon as of today.

People 21 and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot when away from home and up to 8 ounces at home. It's also legal to grow up to four plants per household.

However, there's no way to legally buy it unless you're a medical marijuana …


The System

The SystemA sprawling novel about the war on drugs.Don Winslow’s long, ambitious saga is set largely among clashing Mexican cartels. Illustration by …

Gulf Cartel

Chart Book: The Legacy of the Great Recession | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The United States went through its longest, and by most measures worst economic recession since the Great Depression between December 2007 and June …


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The US just had its first measles death since 2003

(US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)This has been a bad year for measles.We started 2015 with one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent …


Ted Cruz Is Right: The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

The intense focus on the Supreme Court and its end-of-term decisions is an occasion for considering the need for Supreme Court reform – and Senator …

Ted Cruz

Medicare & Medicaid 50th Anniversary

Medicare & Medicaid: Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the …


Judge lifts stay: Abortion waiting period won't be enforced

A law requiring women to see a doctor 24 hours before having an abortion is no longer in effect, after a judge's ruling Thursday.

After lots of legal …


The Senate's experiment with cannabis

The Agenda

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot

Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?

As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the …


Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects

Helicopter rides and hefty donations to political action committees convinced Florida legislators to give millions of taxpayer dollars to a …


Only the No Can Save the Euro – by James K. Galbraith

For the original source, at Prospect Magazine, click here Greece is heading toward a referendum on Sunday on which the future of the country and its …

EU Referendum

What to Read to Gain Perspective on Economics?: DeLong FAQ

I was wondering if we could do a mentor session on the underpinning economic philosophies (lenses)--I have always wondered what the main underlying …


Clinton and Sanders Have a Shared Weakness, and Martin O'Malley Is Exploiting It

Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is polling a distant third among declared Democrats, ten points behind Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and more …


Must-Read: At a time when nominal interest rates are at their zero lower bound, and when as a result there is neither a real resource cost nor a …


A Theory of Civil Disobedience

Edward L. Glaeser
Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics; Brookings Institution; National Bureau of …


Donald Trump Gains Infamy in Mexico for Comments on Immigrants

MEXICO CITY — It is the kind of publicity money cannot buy — front-page coverage, segments on the nightly news, the attention of political heavyweights and a stream of commentary burning a hole in the web.

But the Donald, as Donald J. Trump calls himself, champion of the so-called birther movement …

Donald Trump

After 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba will finally have embassies to call home

Today’s announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana replaces over five decades of mutual hostility and …


Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point - Rich Lowry



Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point

You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump over the past seven days.

NBC, Univision and Macy’s have all thrown The Donald under the bus, in the heaviest blow to schlock culture in this country since the cancellation of “Jersey …

Donald Trump

Obama Administration: Federal Benefits Can No Longer Exclude “Gender Transition Services”

A transgender man prepares to inject himself with testosterone.Photo by Erin Siegal/Reuters A hard-won victory was granted to the LGBTQ community …


Why Is Donald Trump Polling So Well?

Name ID and support from the GOP base may be boosting Trump for now, but it will fade.

Macy's is ditching him, NBC has let him go, and Univision refuses to broadcast his famed beauty pageant. But American voters are still entertaining the idea of President Donald Trump.

In a Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

Can Florida State Politics Cost the GOP the White House?

One of Blaise Ingoglia's first moves as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was to shut it down.

He blocked access to the party's headquarters building and suspended all financial activity in a scramble to take charge. But by that point, $1.4 million had already been shifted by Gov. Rick …

Republican Party