Commentary

As featured in Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing Maine made history earlier this month by becoming the first state to adopt Obamacare's Medicaid expansion via ballot initiative. The vote could inspire progressive activists in other states to push for similar referenda. Expanding Medicaid to cover childless, able-bodied...

Taxpayers, who fund public employees’ platinum-plated pensions, deserve to know what happens at the bargaining table when their elected representatives negotiate contracts with public-employee unions. What they’d hear would likely alarm them. But the door is locked. They’re not allowed in. Consider legislation (Assembly Bill 1455) signed...

Late last month, Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Canada to see firsthand what the United States can "learn" from our northern neighbor's single-payer healthcare system. The pied piper of single-payer praised the Canadian system profusely, declaring that there is not "any debate" about whether "the quality...

Progressive educators are launching new offensives in the nation's culture wars. Washington State, for example, has put a sex-education curriculum, developed in part by Planned Parenthood, on its approved list, which has caused controversy in places like Spokane. Nevada's Washoe County School District is currently debatinga sex education...

Senate Democrats recently introduced two bills that would create a "public option" -- a government-run health plan that would compete against private insurers for the business of shoppers on Obamacare's exchanges. Proponents claim that this would offer consumers an additional choice -- and lead to lower...

A growing number of physicians now believe they have the cure for our nation’s health care maladies — a government-run, single-payer system. Fifty-six percent of doctors support single-payer health care, according to a new survey by physician recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins. Ten years ago, the numbers...

The continuing campus protests by the Left against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may grab the headlines, but another real political concern for her and the president lies with her relationship with the Right. The importance of the base for President Donald Trump cannot be...