The second open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Federal Marketplace is scheduled to reopen in two months, and health care agencies have been learning how to decrease the rate of uninsured Latinos. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told the House Oversight and Government […]

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Energy and apps are driving strong economic recoveries in parts of the United States. But the rest of the country has been far less lucky. The typical household in the San Francisco metro area earned nearly $80,000 in 2013, up 5 percent from a year earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday. That makes the Bay […]

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About a year ago, I was on a book tour in Edinburgh and was asked by a couple of reporters about Scotland’s upcoming vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom. The “yes” vote (a vote to secede) had “virtually no chance” of prevailing, I said. “For the most part it looks like it’s […]

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The New York Times wants us to forget how we got here. The real problem is that Barack Obama stopped reminding us Frank Bruni is mad. The New York Times columnist thinks it’s high time that Obama’s defenders stopped blaming George W. Bush for all the problems in the world. Sure, Bush made a mess […]

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A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy. Suppose an insurgent movement with a sharp critique of Wall Street and a determination to end the Democratic Party’s compromises on core economic issues was taking shape across the country. Suppose the candidates associated with this movement were winning […]

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  The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win. Representative Elizabeth Esty’s blueprint for her first term in Congress changed as soon as Adam Lanza rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School. Elected five weeks earlier and not yet sworn in, she was suddenly thrust […]

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In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country. Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points. In […]


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