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The GOP Must Admit It Was Wrong On Obamacare

Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never made the old ones?

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The ACA Surge Blackout

The de facto blackout by major news media on a developing story that’s really obvious if you read the invaluable Charles Gaba, or even the White House blog: a huge surge in Obamacare enrollments in the final days of the signup period.

A Republican assault on Ohioans' voting rights has narrowed the window for early voting, eliminated voting the Sunday before Election Day and restricted who can send out unsolicited absentee ballot applications. In this 2012 file photo, a woman votes at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as early voting began in Ohio's March 6 primary. | Tony Dejak, AP File

GOP, Abetted By Gov. Kasich, Continues Its Shameful Assault On Voting Rights In Ohio

Ohio’s Republican-run General Assembly has now passed three bills aimed at holding down voting by black or low-income Ohioans.

File - President Obama, with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the $787 billion stimulus bill) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. | Photo: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

What The Stimulus Accomplished

Since 2009, Republican lawmakers have inextricably linked the words “failed” and “stimulus,” and last week, five years after passage of the Recovery Act, they dusted off their old playbook again.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare", is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap

The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law.

Paranoia Of The Plutocrats

In a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Perkins lamented public criticism of the “one percent” — and compared such criticism to Nazi attacks on the Jews, suggesting that we are on the road to another Kristallnacht.