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  • Must my boss’s religious freedom trump my own?

    By Maya Paley

    2 weeks ago

    On June 30, the United States Supreme Court enabled business owners to make decisions about their employees’ religious freedoms and reproductive and healthcare rights. The court once again expanded the powers of corporations in this country when it allowed Hobby Lobby, a for-profit...

  • Obamacare will be Obama’s second big takeaway

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 17, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    We tend to use shorthand to talk about our presidents. Lincoln saved the Union and freed the slaves. Kennedy committed us to the moon landing and built the Peace Corps. FDR ended the Depression, created Social Security and won World War II.  

    It’s hard to know in the middle of a...

  • Why isn’t this night different?

    April 9, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Predictably, the 2015 House Republican budget released by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on April 1 proposes devastating and monumental cuts to programs designed to help those among us who need it most. It would slash Medicaid; it would change the funding,...

  • Obamacare enrollment exceeds 7 million target despite setback

    April 1, 2014 | 11:05 am

    President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the end of March, the president said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law.

    Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, the president...

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  • Obamacare: At 29, covered and faithless

    March 26, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    The disappointment, like so many others, began with a promise. “If you like the plan you have,” President Barack Obama told the nation on June 6, 2009 at the nadir of the economic downturn, “You can keep it.  If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only...

  • This is how you’ll feel when the GOP wins the Senate

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 24, 2014 | 10:06 am

    It’s the morning after.

    You stayed up late watching election results on TV.  By the time you went to bed, the Republicans had won five of the six Senate seats they needed to take control of both houses of Congress.  As the networks called each state for the GOP, it felt like a...

  • Henry Waxman: Not quite the last of the just, but close

    February 7, 2014 | 10:58 am

    I don't fault Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) for leaving Congress. The House of Representatives is a terrible place these days, with the Senate only marginally better. The overwhelming majority of members from both parties have only one goal: it is to be re-elected. Henry Waxman's...

  • Obamacare: Glitches or death spiral?

    By David Suissa

    October 30, 2013 | 11:27 am

    It’s not easy to wrap your mind around a program as complex as Obamacare, which features 381,517 words in its actual bill and 11,588,500 more words in added regulations.

    Thankfully and mercifully, in trying to understand this migraine-inducing puzzle, I found some relief in one...

  • Pew finds Jews mostly liberal

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 23, 2013 | 11:46 am

    One of the most interesting findings of the respected Pew Research Center’s poll of American Jews was the continuing theme of Jewish liberalism and approval of Barack Obama’s performance — a vote of confidence in the president exceeded only by that of African-American Protestants...

  • Pardon my ovaries for causing the shutdown

    By Julie Bien

    October 2, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    I am having a hard time keeping my jaw from hitting the ground—or my head from banging onto my desk, for that matter. Our government just came to a grinding halt over whether or not I have the right to the affordable care-and-keeping of my reproductive organs.

    Let me rephrase:...

  • Jimmy Kimmel: Obamacare vs. Affordable Care Act

    By Ilana Angel

    October 1, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    This is a video Jimmy Kimmel aired on his show last night.  

    I am not sure whether to laugh or cry.  

    We live in a country where old and out of touch men criple our government. A country where our elected President is asked to do his job with his hands tied behind his back.  

    Is this really the greatest country in the world?

    We better all start to work together before it is too late.

    May God Bless America.

    Keep the faith.

  • Ted Cruz, as in lose

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    September 24, 2013 | 9:56 am

    What's playing out in Washington this week is a classic example of that old political shibboleth, "that may be what I said but that's not what I meant." Republicans are piously assuring us they have no desire to shut down the government only to go marching off toward the cliff. ...

  • Navigating the health care maze

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Congressman Henry Waxman’s granddaughter recently introduced him to the acronym “YOLO.” It stands for “You Only Live Once” and is often used by young people as a justification to take chances. 

    Telling the story last month to a roomful of sympathetic seniors, the Democratic...

  • Opinion: Obama, Jewish tradition agree on universal health care

    July 30, 2012 | 10:29 am

    “My son, the doctor.”

    Why does every Jewish mother have to have a doctor in the family? It might be because the immigrant mentality desperately desires a secure and well-paid profession, but in fact, there is a deeper reason why Jewish mothers want a doctor son.

    The value of health...

  • A good deed for health care in a weary world

    July 9, 2012 | 10:28 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is far more than a narrow legal decision. It is a decisive affirmation of what is right. Health care surely is right—and a right.

    This issue is highly personal, hitting home for me much as it did for tens of millions of...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION — Jews React: Chief executive officer of Bend the Arc

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    “This is a huge win for the American people,” said Alan van Capelle, chief executive officer of Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice organization. “The Supreme Court has validated the ACA [Affordable Care Act].”

    The court’s decision is good news for everybody, including...