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The State of Play Post-Trump/RyanCare

[This column is reprinted from the Commonwealth Magazine website.]

GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERT Michael Reich says that the acid test of any national health reform comes when a new national administration takes over. 1,071 more words

Health Policy

“Ryan’s Choice” The Truth about Paul Ryan’s Phantom Majority

In February, former House Speaker John Boehner spoke about Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“They’ll fix Obamacare … I shouldn’t have called it repeal and replace because that’s not what’s going to happen.

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White Millennium

The right-wing resurgence has created a new reality for awakened white people. It’s definitely a big improvement over the old regime of shame and censorship, but it’s still a far cry from the world we want to live in. 460 more words


Israel and Russia: A Crisis Brews for Trump

On March 16, Israeli planes struck several targets in Syria. Israel said that it had targeted shipments of “advanced weapons” meant for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia allied with Syrian President… 68 more words

Benjamin Netanyahu

White House Overlooked Crime on Great Barrier Reef

On Monday, White House Intelligence Committee officials disclosed that they had overlooked high crime rates on the Great Barrier Reef.

Cyclone Debbie devastated the population, which still does not want to elaborate on Tuesday, according to the conversations. 288 more words


Across the Pond, Part I

After the electoral tumult of 2016, it is tempting to think of 2017 as a down year of comparable insignificance. That’s certainly true to an extent in the U.S., which, save for a few special elections and the Virginia governor’s contest, is shifting from election mode to policymaking mode (a mode that is not without its own drama). 776 more words