If immigration reform passes, immigrants will potentially be forced to navigate a landscape filled not only with un-scrupulous legal advisers but with predatory financial service providers as well. That’s because any final legislation will likely include requirements that undocumented immigrants pay stiff penalties and back taxes before they can get legal status. The Senate’s Gang… Read more »
The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare.
A harried pediatrician tells her story.
The answer to America’s techno-malaise is to force big corporations to compete more. And to open their patent vaults.
How is a first-term senator becoming a force in his party on foreign policy? Because in today’s GOP, he’s what passes for moderate.
Meet the con artists who “help” immigrants with their visa problems—and who will get rich if Congress passes a “tough” immigration reform bill.
Misremembering the March on Washington.
How a poor New Jersey town and its teacher’s unions turned around its schools.
Other countries’ schools outperform ours by following a philosophy that is—or ought to be—very American: innate talent is less important than sheer drive.
Richard M. Daley may not have been the smartest guy in the room. But he knew how to run Chicago.
Jonathan Rowe’s brilliant posthumous meditation on the shared, non-commercialized realms of life that sustain us.
A selection of recent political cartoons:
A conversation with Ted Nordhaus, the head of a green think tank who thinks that environmentalism is dead, nuclear energy and gas are alive, and maybe the conservatives had it right all along.
The Obama administration is trying to help immigrant students brought here illegally as kids get into college. GOP-controlled states have other ideas.
More scrutiny, not less For the Internal Revenue Service and tax-exempt groups, the real scandal lies not with the few that have been over-investigated, but with the many that continue to function with too little scrutiny. As of 2012, there were 1,616,053 organizations in this country that were tax exempt—supposedly on the basis that, among… Read more »
Conservatives have long warned that government-mandated universal health care will lead to long wait times to see doctors, as in Canada and the United Kingdom. But the truth is that we already have long waits to see some kinds of doctors in the United States. It takes nearly a month (twenty-seven days) for the average… Read more »
The U.S. spends $13 billion a year subsidizing graduate medical education. Yet almost all of this money winds up producing the wrong kinds of doctors in the wrong places, with America’s most elite teaching hospitals being the worst offenders.