Category: Opinion

Is health care a right or a good?

Is health care a right or a good?

The political fiasco that unfolded last week as President Trump and the Republican House leadership failed to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare, is attributable as much to the failure of …
Trump is wrong on climate change

Trump is wrong on climate change

Climate change is happening; the question is what to do about it. President Obama had one answer: reduce greenhouse-gas emissions aggressively. Unfortunately, his approach was heavy on cost and light on benefit, and with yesterday’s …
If Obama had acted like Trump. . .

If Obama had acted like Trump. . .

The following column originally appeared in The Hill newspaper and on TheHill.com. Right-wing media to President Obama: We are so very sorry. That’s the message I got last week from the conservative Wall Street Journal …
Health reform: The road ahead

Health reform: The road ahead

Friday’s decision to pull the House Republican health reform bill was not the end of health reform. In fact, it may have been the best step toward actually achieving real health care reform — if …
Can Match.com help rural America be great again?

Can Match.com help rural America be great again?

During last Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue – the presumptive Secretary of Agriculture – the former Georgia governor faced a barrage of questions from Republicans and Democrats united in their opposition to President Trump’s …