• Obamacare has growing support, even if its name does not

    The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam-dunk issue for Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.” So how’s that Obamacare thing working out for the GOP?

  • Here's why D.C. Health Link says the District needed its own health exchange

    In chatting with health care observers around D.C. recently, I’ve been hearing an earful from some about the viability of the District-run health exchange.

  • Undocumented workers are keeping a key benefit program afloat

    Adriana Kugler, a former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor under the Obama administration and a professor at Georgetown University, said lifting undocumented immigrants into the legitimate workforce would have a significant impact on Social Security’s long-term future.

  • Jobs, Wages and Income Inequality (video)

    Harry Holzer talked about the trends in the U.S. job market and economy. Topics included the pre-dominance of low-wage, part-time jobs being created, which contribute to income inequality.

  • Where goes the neighborhood?

    Individual choice certainly has big advantages over a rigid collectivism. But solidarity sure beats impulsiveness, self-involvement and fragmentation. Right now, we’re much better at choice than we are at solidarity. We could use a neighborly national discussion about how to restore the balance.

  • Plain vanilla bipartisanship

    When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines?

  • What Made Me: Alice Rivlin

    The former White House budget director on discovering how to shape opinion.

  • Week In Politics: Turmoil On The Hill And Violence In Gaza (audio)

    Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.

  • O'Malley creates task force on retirement security

    O’Malley on Monday announced that former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will chair the task force. Townsend is the managing director at Rock Creek Group, an investment firm, and founder of the Center for Retirement Initiatives at Georgetown University.

  • D. C. insurers may sue to block tax requiring them to pay for city's health exchange

    Mila Kofman, executive director of DC Health Link, told Kaiser Health News that companies opposing the tax have threatened legal action and are worried other states might follow D.C.’s lead with the funding strategy.