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Peter Blair
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
To Your Health
ACA Falls Short on Emergency Room Goal

Extending coverage, while an admirable goal, may not, on its own, may do less to fix U.S. health care than some thought.

ACA Agonistes
The Next Big Health Care Debate

The ACA was never going to be anything like the final word on health care policy, and now the next debate is heating up.

Religion in America
Is Secularization Oversold?

A space that kept Christianity culturally powerful and put Christian belief within plausibility framework of some Americans is eroding.

Review
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A Preacher Without a Congregation

Marilynne Robinson’s latest, The Givenness of Things, is a fine collection of essays. But her political project is unlikely to succeed.

ACA Fail Fractal
Is Winter Coming for the ACA?

The ACA chose to address coverage rather than underlying cost, and that move is slowly but surely coming back to haunt it.

ACA Fail Fractal
ACA Co-Ops Dropping Like Flies

Democrats blame Republicans for cutting federal funding for co-ops, but the real problem is that health care costs keep rising.

Bankrupt Health Care
Will ACA Premiums Skyrocket?

If premiums truly do skyrocket, that will be a political disaster for the Administration. If they increase only modestly, the Administration will make PR hay out of it. But in either case, the U.S. health care system will remain broken.

SCOTUS Raisin Ruling
The Producerist Bias

The New Deal policies that stacked the deck for producers are increasingly outmoded. It’s time to re-think more than just the raisin reserve.

ACA Fail Fractal
The Grey Lady’s Brave Attempt to Defend Obamacare

Subsidies have given some people better access to the U.S. health care, but the long-term unsustainability of our health care system threatens even that.

ACA Fail Fractal
ACA Health Insurance Rates Set to Skyrocket

The Affordable Care Act at work: insurers applying for premium hikes as high as 51 percent. Regulators could deny the increase, but if they don’t, expect the debate over the ACA to come roaring back.

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Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

Silicon Valley All Grown Up

Is Silicon Valley getting tired of blue governance?

Military Spending

The UK government promises that Britain’s new aircraft carriers will have aircraft.

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