• The Democrats' strategic ambiguity

    Some of the party’s candidates actively praise the Affordable Care Act, but others talk more about how they would fix it. Most Democrats hailed this month’s excellent jobs numbers, but much of their message this year stresses a squeezed middle class and the problems of stagnating wages and economic inequality. “You’ve never had it so good” is not in their talking points.

  • Program to help students graduate

    America's employers are facing a rising shortage of employees trained in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, according to a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • Arizona Offers "Sneak Peak" at Costs of Moving Kids off CHIP

    “Arizona provides us a sneak peak of what would happen if CHIP goes away,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families which produced the report.

  • Week in Politics: Primary Politics and The Climate Change Report (audio)

    Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss North Carolina's primary elections and the dire new report on climate change.

  • D.C. Council approves broad new tax on health insurance to cover city's exchange

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a broad tax on all health-related insurance products sold in the nation’s capital to solve a big money problem faced by its online health insurance exchange.

  • D.C. Council to vote on broad new tax on insurance to cover city’s health care exchange

    Mila Kofman, executive director of the exchange, known as D.C. Health Link, said insurers of all affected policies will benefit from a well-running D.C. exchange — namely, a healthier society that cashes in less often on policies. But Kofman also acknowledged D.C. simply has no choice: “No other state needs to do this because they have higher population,” Kofman said. “We are in a unique situation.”

  • The Hillary Difference

    There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. The key question for the 2014 elections is whether voting this fall — and Obama’s approval ratings — can come into line with the electorate’s broader Democratic leanings.

  • 'Roming' the U.S. with Mark Rom

    "The Democrats, and especially President Obama, have said there should not be a middle ground, our proposal is the only ground. So it looks like this may be a pattern where the Republicans are stuck in opposition, and the Democrats are equally locked in to not compromising on this issue."

  • Lawmakers' exchange pans enrollment proposal

    Mila Kofman, executive director of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, says her understanding is that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to treat Congress as if it had failed to give much support to its health plan, or had failed to get many employees to participate.

  • The gun supremacists' folly

    The creativity of the National Rifle Association and other organizations devoted to establishing conditions in which every man, woman and child in our nation will have to be armed is awe-inspiring.