WATCH: Bill Clinton Explains Obamacare
September 04, 2013
The Secretary of Explaining Stuff is back on the job. On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton gave a speech about Obamacare—why it was necessary, how it will work, and what it will do in the future.
A New Howard Dean Scream—for Big Pharma
July 29, 2013
Remember when Howard Dean was a rabble-rousing progressive, the one who ran for president railing against special interests?
My Five Obamacare Anxieties
May 13, 2013
The five scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night
Why Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck' (Again)
April 29, 2013
But implementing it won't be easy, either.
Everyone's a Queen
April 01, 2013
Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.
Paul Ryan Ups the Ante
March 05, 2013
Concessions? No. Reports say his next plan will make new demands.
Obama's Not-So-Secret Medicare Plan
February 22, 2013
I have a big scoop, straight from an extremely reliable White House source: The Obama Administration has endorsed means-testing of Medicare.
The Incredible Disappearing Health Benefits
February 19, 2013
Can a coal company get away with breaking its promises to workers?
When It Comes to Worldview, Jack Lew is Obama in Coke-Bottle Glasses
January 09, 2013
Two years ago I was interviewing Tim Geithner when he started ticking off the ways he was poorly suited to being Treasury secretary late in Obama’s first term. Above all, he said, was the fact that the job was increasingly focused on questions of values and ideology—how the government should spend its scarce resources, who should get the shaft and who should pick up the tab—whereas Geithner saw himself as a financial technocrat. “A huge part of the economic challenge the president faces on this stuff is that it’s going to be at the center of the political debate,” he told me.