Obamacare Online Will Be Glitchy. Don't Freak Out.
September 20, 2013
October 1 is less than two weeks away. And if you have followed the coverage of Obamacare, then you have heard a lot about that date.
Look at These F---ing Hipsters Without Health Care
July 25, 2013
The Wall Street Journal could not have found a more perfect hipster to illustrate why, as a Thursday headline reads, "New Health-Care Law's Success Rests on the Young." His name is Gabe Meiffren.
What Oregon Really Told Us About Medicaid
May 13, 2013
More than a week after some very smart health economists released findings from a study of Medicaid in Oregon, policy experts, politicians, and pundits are still arguing over exactly what the study showed—and how, if at all, it should change what we
The Filibuster and "The Fermata"
January 22, 2013
Why time has stopped in the Senate, and why the filibuster will likely survive.
In Washington, Marijuana Proponents Outspent Opponents 400 to 1
November 16, 2012
On October 31, a six-minute video titled “Chapel Chat with Evangelina Holy” appeared on YouTube. Despite the blurry footage and poor audio, the title character is a dead ringer for Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” character from “Saturday Night Live.” In Carvey’s voice, Holy reads a letter from a viewer worried about marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.
There Aren't As Many Missing Voters As It Seems
November 08, 2012
Millions of voters remain to be counted.
The Coming Popular Vote Nightmare
November 02, 2012
If Obama squeaks out a national popular vote victory, it could be days or weeks until he takes the lead.
The Definitive Guide to the Medicare Debate
August 22, 2012
My best effort to cut through the Romney-Ryan doublespeak on Medicare and explain what they really want.
Confessions of an Ex-Mormon
July 13, 2012
Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. I DON’T REMEMBER the missionaries’ names, only that one was blond and one was dark, one was from Oregon and one was from Utah. They arrived at our house on secondhand bicycles carrying bundles of inspirational literature. They smelled, I remember, of witch hazel and toothpaste.
Simmer Down, Jamie Dimon
June 13, 2012
I didn't watch Jamie Dimon's Senate testimony today, but from the Times live blog it looked like this was the most dramatic moment: Mr. Dimon gets testy for the first time in the hearing. "I think you are misinformed," he told Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, who said JPMorgan was saved by government bailouts in 2008. "You're factually wrong," Mr.