Health & Social Policy

Legally Hazy, Morally Certain

This week the Supreme Court hears oral arguments to decide if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional. There’s no doubt the health reform law – commonly referred to as “Obamacare” – has been controversial. As expected, exaggerated claims and half-truths are again flying across the political airwaves. While it won’t be fully implemented until […]

Learning to Be Critics

  Three years ago, while contemplating applying for graduate school, I asked an LBJ student about the activist climate at the school. His answer – that there weren’t any “bomb-throwing Marxists” – told me all I needed to know: LBJ was not going to be a hotbed for radical organizing. It turns out he was […]

Economics & Trade Policy

A Cure That’s Worse Than the Disease

  In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama declared deficit reduction to be a critical step to move the country forward. Republicans and Democrats disagree vehemently over how much to cut from the federal budget. Yet neither party seems to have considered that the right amount might be none. It is certainly […]

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