| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Kevin Drum wonders whether there's a single genuine Obamacare horror story out there, given that virtually every yarn promoted by Republicans or conservatives about people hurt by the Affordable Care Act has deflated like a pricked balloon on the merest...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Stephen J. Blackwood is utterly, unalterably convinced that his mother has lost access to her cancer medicine because of Obamacare.
That's the theme of his passionate op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal. The piece currently tops the most-read list over...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson was wringing his hands this weekend over America's "dysfunctional" politics, and the country's consequent failure to deal with several trends that, if not halted, are destined to impoverish us all.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Adapted for the big screen from the History Channel miniseries "The Bible," the new film "Son of God" is essentially a feature-length recut of the second half of the series, based on the New Testament.
The reedited nature of the movie, which tells the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Newly released memos from Bill Clinton’s White House years sketch a portrait of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s troubled attempt to win support for the administration’s healthcare plan — showing her deeply steeped in the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — If you're planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here's an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify.
Fannie Mae, the largest mortgage investor in the country, has a bulging...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Rep. David Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is readying a bill to simplify the tax code by winnowing the thicket of loopholes, exemptions, credits and deductions. And who wouldn't want a simpler tax code?...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:01 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles entrepreneur Jason Calacanis is back with a new mobile news app that summarizes articles in 300 characters –- or about 40 words –- or less.
His bet: With more people hoovering up news while on the go, they need a...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:03 AM
After eight years at the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke might have been ready for a vacation. But it's been less than a month since he stepped down as chair, and he's announced he's been planning a memoir. He expects to meet with publishers in the next...