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Aetna CEO: Obamacare in 'Death Spiral'

Bloomberg News

Zachary Tracer and Katherine Greifeld

February 15, 2017, 11:24 AM EST


Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini escalated his criticism of the Affordable Care Act, saying Obamacare’s markets are nearing failure as premiums climb and healthier individuals drop out. 254 more words

Charters and DeVos

Lots out there, these two articles catch up on the core issues, from policy, and from the political.

From Joe Valant,  Brookings Institution

Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the changing politics of charter schools… 13 more words

US/IRAN Relations & Why We Should Fear What Might Be Coming...

Opponents of US-led foreign interventions and wars may find themselves disappointed by the foreign policy paths the Trump-led White House ends up taking.

It hasn’t taken very long at all for the ill omens to appear. 1,938 more words


The most important skill for middle class workers isn’t being taught in American schools

US students are judged by how well they score on math, reading and science tests. US educators are assessed by their student’s improvement on those tests. 452 more words

Facebook Takes Steps To Combat Discriminatory Ads

Facebook is testing new tools aimed at curtailing discriminatory ads on its social network.

The company said Wednesday that anyone who submit ads related to housing, employment, or credit opportunities will now be required to certify that they adhere to the site’s anti-discrimination policies. 287 more words


Truth Tellers

A useful list of the usual suspects by Paul Glader when it comes to good journalism. Of particular usefulness are also the reports from the Brookings Institution. 11 more words


This study may make you think twice about free tuition

Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign promise of free college captured the hearts of millennials across the country this election year — but a new study is questioning whether free tuition is really the best way get students to enroll in college and graduate on time. 778 more words