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