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A federal judge in Texas just threw out the Affordable Care Act root and branch. If the decision were to survive legal challenges, an estimated 17 million Americans could lose their health coverage. Uncounted others would face monstrous premium hikes as protections for pre-existing condition…

Good news for the incoming House Democratic majority! They have something President Trump really, really wants: money to build a border wall. Trump is desperate for this money. Mexico won't give it to him. Only congressional Democrats can. Without their consent, he can't deliver on one of the key campaign promises he made during the 2016 election.

When we go on vacation, I spend some time aboard cruise ships in the casino. On occasion, I may step into the Ho-Chunk facility in Wisconsin Dells when passing through the area. I enjoy the atmosphere. I also feel the “tug” of emotion telling me this could be my big day.

A tourist in Florentine museums is like a skipping stone above unfathomable depths. Here a Botticelli. There a Donatello. A single room at the Uffizi that would reward a lifetime of study gets five hurried minutes before lunch.

For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America's dinner plates, the farm bill's passage last week was a gift befitting the season -- and a grand bipartisan gesture to close out the year.

Millions of anxious fans are now watching their fortunes rise or fall in the annual fantasy football playoffs. Although fantasy competition is based on actual performances in the NFL, it operates in a way that is fundamentally different from real life. In fantasy sports, allegiance to teams …

Respected news sources have described those 16 televised minutes of shouting between Donald Trump and “Chuck and Nancy” as an “altercation” and a “lurid” exchange. To New York ears, it was just a discussion.

Very often these days, we hear about the wonderful richness of the international community. Americans are chastised for failing to go along with the international community on climate change; failing to follow the consensus of the international community on health care; failing to mirror the…

In case you’re wondering why you should care about a scandal-ridden House race in North Carolina—the last race on the midterm calendar that has yet to be decided—I’ll simply quote congressional expert Molly Reynolds from the Brookings think tank in Washington: “Fundamentally, all Americans h…

Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors -- thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways -- are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, corruption and boys' club criminality.

It often starts off easy. For me it did. An elderly friend needed some help with food shopping and dealing with the cable company. He has no family to speak of, and his close friends have died. Pushing 90, his thinking had obviously slowed, but he could still shave, bathe and dress.

In the emergency room and on the battlefield it’s easy to appreciate the wisdom of a triage system: Those with the greatest need are helped first. But few of us, particularly the wealthy, apply that same type of thinking when it comes to making donations to charities.

As painful as it is for 14,000 employees and the five communities affected by the plant closings, GM CEO Mary Bara was correct when she said the moves were made to ensure any kind of future for GM.

Even as anti-gas tax riots raged in France this week, naturalist David Attenborough warned a crowd at a United Nations climate change summit in Poland that “the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” U.N. General Assembly President M…

This week, France set itself on fire; the stock market tumbled; and news broke that low-wage employment tumbled in the city of Seattle. What do these three headlines have in common? That policies aren’t wish lists—they have real-world consequences.

The bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has now twice declined to certify Republican Mark Harris as the winner of a congressional race amid charges of GOP dirty tricks. Specifically, there are accusations, backed by statistical analyses and eyewitness accounts, that people acting on Harris’ behalf went door to door in Democratic-leaning areas, collected absentee ballots from voters in potential violation of state law, and diverted them from the ballot box.

Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of Ge…

A Washington Post “analysis” of domestic terrorism argues that attacks from white supremacists and other “far-right attackers” have been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency and “surged since President Trump took office.” It’s a familiar storyline meant to assure liberals that yes, Tr…

A Chinese scientist's claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. "This is far too premature," one American genetic scientist told the Associated Press. But here is a larger question: Should we be doing this at all?

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it’s a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter.

This week, congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted out a letter from Spectrum Health to one Hedda Elizabeth Martin. The letter described the clinic’s rejection of a heart transplant for Martin based on lack of a “more secure financial plan for immunosuppressive medicati…

The other day—after slogging through a check-in line at one of the nation’s busiest airports, dutifully removing my shoes and belt, and checking my bag and pockets for other potentially dangerous items (water and loose change)—I was pulled aside by a crack Transportation Security Administrat…