While the Affordable Care Act banned some of worst practices of the private insurance companies, it didn’t stop these companies from finding new ways to screw you over.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 21, 2014 10:01 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 15, 2014 10:19 am|
Having a system where a party has both the power to make the government dysfunctional and can be politically rewarded for doing so is stupid.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 15, 2014 11:01 am|
The Controlled Substance Act says the Attorney General should evaluate a drug’s scheduling based on the science regarding its medical benefits and potential for abuse. Instead Holder is making his decision about marijuana scheduling based entirely on how much political cover he has from Congress
|By: CTuttle Friday March 7, 2014 6:00 pm|
Speaking of the House of Saud…
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 8, 2014 12:12 pm|
Legal recreational marijuana has been sold for only a week in limited parts of Colorado yet it has already generated millions in sales. The Huffington Post surveyed several stores throughput the state and determined that over $5 million worth of legal marijuana was sold in the first week.
|By: dakine01 Monday November 11, 2013 6:30 pm|
Today is November 11, 2013. Veteran’s Day. Ninety-four years ago was the first observance known initially as “Armistice Day”:
|By: CTuttle Saturday August 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
God Help the Syrians.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 22, 2013 12:30 pm|
The rather painless vote on a no strings attached temporary increase in the debt limit back in January and the easy passage of a continuing resolution this week made it seem as if the age of manufactured budget crises might finally be over. But apparently Speaker John Boehner is not ready to give up on them just yet. Yesterday, he said he was planning to hold the debt ceiling hostage once again.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 1, 2013 5:05 am|
There is some joy to be taken in the fact that nobody was able to harpoon the elusive white whale of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and that somewhere Pete Peterson weeps.
But we are, as the HuffPo notes, in a permanent state of “cliff crisis” now. Timothy Geithner says the debt limit has once again been reached, and Peterson can take solace in the fact that Obama’s resolve not to negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling is indeed just as strong as his commitment not to negotiate over taxes for the rich.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 31, 2012 11:09 am|
Social Security has not been saved from cuts, but it appears to have gotten another temporary reprieve. It will probably only be a few months before it is under attack again.