| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:52 PM
For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith.
The term was coined by the libertarian...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — Facing the prospect of a prolonged federal government shutdown, Gov. Jerry Brown will soon need to decide if the state will shoulder the cost to keep running federal programs used by millions of Californians.
State officials say...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Is it possible for a major news organization to produce a story about the Social Security disability program without interviewing a single disabled person or disability advocate?
That's the experiment "60 Minutes" conducted Sunday. The result was...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments.
At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor.
Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:06 PM
I was happy to discover this week that under the federal Affordable Care Act, I qualify for dependable medical coverage under Medicaid. What I hadn't bargained for when I signed up Tuesday was my becoming the center of a national conservative media...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:03 PM
artford attorney Brendan T. Mahoney was taking a mid-morning coffee break Thursday, and he opened a website he often visits: RealClearPolitics.com.
A headline read, "Brendan Mahoney Saves Obamacare."
"I clicked on it. It linked to a Wall Street...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
EMPIRE, Mich. -- After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Michigan. Instead, their visit was cut...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:21 PM
EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. Instead, their visit...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:13 PM
It's Obamacare activation and government "shutdown" week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, "true believers" remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government's past failures...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Why do I feel like I'm living in a clown show?
Republicans think the president will really sign a bill that defunds Obamacare?
Really? And you're going to crash our economy and the world's economy to prove your point? And you're going to take the most...