• A victor for Obama - and for Roberts

    The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the health-care law is not only a huge victory for President Obama, but also a moment of leadership for Chief Justice John Roberts.

  • U.S. will need 5.6 million more healthcare workers by 2020

    The healthcare economy is expected to grow at twice the rate of the national economy between now and 2020 and will create an additional 5.6 million jobs over those eight years, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • In Montana, small changes spur nation's biggest jump in college graduates

    While policymakers and university officials in other states continue to haggle over such things as making it easier for students to transfer their academic credits from one school to another, Montana has simply and quietly done them.

  • Justice Scalia must resign

    Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court. He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem.

  • E.J. Dionne: "Religion is Always There (video)

    The Washington Post columnist and author of Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent talks religion and politics with correspondent Kim Lawton and says, “Religion is always there below the surface in our politics”

  • Study: Georgia to add most health-care jobs

    Georgia and Utah will add more health-care jobs than any other states between 2010 and 2020, according to a new report by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • States' rights, no; corporate rights, yes

    The corporate conservative majority on the Supreme Court was at it again on Monday. By its customary 5 to 4 vote, the court threw out a Montana law that had been on the books since 1912, banning corporate spending on elections.

  • Rivlin, Domenici Urge Tax-Cut Extension, Then Overhaul

    Two longtime leaders on federal budget issues suggested that current tax levels should be extended past 2012, but only as part of a process that nudges Congress to overhaul a range of tax and other fiscal policies next year.

  • Rethinking the Relationship Between Work and School

    In recent weeks, fresh-faced college students across America have donned caps and gowns and filed toward their future to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," proud parents beaming in the background. No turning back now.

  • Obama: Keep the Change