Health care for all. Photo by wayne marshall (wayneandwax)
22 Feb 2017

It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs

Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing.

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Photo by Michael Fleshman (fleshmanpix) on Flickr.
26 Jan 2017

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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"Obama at Healthcare rally at UMD." Photo by Daniel Borman (dborman2) on Flickr.
05 Jan 2017

How Two Constraints Made Obamacare A Political Disaster

To understand how the Affordable Care Act never became popular, we need to understand two artificial constraints imposed by Obama that doomed it.

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05 Jan 2015

The Public Wisely Doesn’t Expect Much From Congress

Republicans are set to officially take full control of Congress this week and the public doesn’t expect to see very much bipartisan legislation to emerge as a result. According to a new Pew Research poll, while a decent share of the public thinks President Obama will try to cooperate with

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02 Jan 2015

Public Thinks Their Top Problem is Their Government

The public thinks the number one problem facing the country last year was their dysfunctional government, according to Gallup. From Gallup: It is not too surprising a result, given that in the past few years we have seen almost no laws of any significance approved, a prolonged government shutdown and

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31 Dec 2014

DC’s New Attorney General Says Congress Didn’t Stop Marijuana Initiative

Karl Racine, who starting next month will be D.C.’s first elected attorney general, believes the recently approved marijuana legalization initiative can move forward.

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31 Dec 2014

DC’s New Attorney General Says Congress Didn’t Stop Marijuana Initiative

Karl Racine, who starting next month will be D.C.’s first elected attorney general, believes the recently approved marijuana legalization initiative can move forward. He told the Washington Post: “We think Initiative 71 was basically self-enacted, just as the congresswoman does,” Racine said. “And we think there’s good support for that

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29 Dec 2014

Sky Stubbornly Refuses to Fall in Colorado

I’ve spent every Christmas for the past decade in Colorado with my grandparents, and this year I noticed it was still the same beautiful state it has always been, even though recreational marijuana has now legally been for sale for a full year. The closest thing to the sky falling

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26 Dec 2014

Accomplishing Popular Things is Popular

Since the midterm election President Obama has really been flexing his executive authority. In just the past month he has done two big actions to accomplish popular goals and it has paid off. The first was his move on immigration. While the public would prefer the issue wasn’t handled via

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23 Dec 2014

Public Strongly Supports Opening Relations with Cuba

President Obama’s recent decision to change course on Cuba has garnered overwhelming support from the general public. By roughly a two-to-one margin, the country supports establishing diplomatic relations, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. It found that 64 percent of Americans back opening diplomatic relations with the nation.

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