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Gray Lady Raises the White Flag on Obamacare

The New York Times has sorted through the chaos and come up with the conclusion that the Obamacare mess is serious, costly, damaging—and very, very hard to fix

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ACA Sign-Up Numbers: Not So Fast

The newest Obamacare enrollment stats put the number of Americans with ACA coverage at 11.4 million. But there are serious reasons to doubt that figure.

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The ACA Is in a Total PR Free-fall

A new poll, taken in the midst of a string of neutral or positive media coverage, shows undecideds breaking against the ACA. Obamacare may be losing the war of attrition.

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Hill Staffers Flee Obamacare

The commentariat is busy poring over the latest enrollment numbers for clues on Obamacare’s future, but on Capitol Hill, the verdict is already in. A poll of Hill staffers found that the vast majority are seriously concerned about their health plans under Obamacare—so concerned, in fact, that many of them may be driven to seek new jobs. As The Hill reports, of the 38 percent of staffers who are planning to get a new job next year, more than two-thirds cited health care costs as a major reason.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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