WASHINGTON - For all the speculating in Washington about how the Affordable Care Act will work, there's been too little attention given to the best evidence we have on the subject: How the extremely similar reforms in Massachusetts have worked.
Let's say I gave you three pieces of information about the U.S. economy. First, we have a terrible unemployment problem that's not solving itself anytime soon. Second, we're running big deficits that we expect will become unsustainable in the coming years, though there's no evidence that the…
An important fact to keep in mind in the coming days: The "Bowles plan" that House Speaker John Boehner endorsed is not the same as "the Simpson-Bowles plan." Indeed, it's not even the plan supported by its apparent namesake, Erskine Bowles, who insists that he was simply sketching out the e…
Remember when the Iraq war protests stopped the Iraq war? Yeah.
Me, neither. Nor, for that matter, does Fox News, nor Rush
Limbaugh, which leaves me a bit confused by their joyous reaction
to the Tea Party that took place in Washington on Saturday.