People don’t feel richer because they’ve gained benefits instead of wages

Recent Gallup polls reflect a historically high 75 percent dissatisfaction with how things are going in America. Some might wonder how that jibes with continued economic growth and higher consumption across all income classes. 

Meanwhile, at least since the publication of “What’s The Matter With Kansas,” Democratic pundits have complained that the public is unappreciative of all the economic good that the party has done for them. For their pa...

DNC launching ‘Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes’ project

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is launching a project to attack the list of top Republicans being considered as possible candidates for former President Trump’s running mate. 

The committee said in a release on Wednesday that “Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes” is designed to hold the potential choices “accountable as they sign onto Trump’s dangerous, out-of-touch MAGA agenda as part of their desperate race to the bottom.” Axios was the first to report the project. 

Trump waffles on possible birth control ban 

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From Biden to Butker, the biggest graduation speeches so far this year

The tumultuous academic year is coming to a fittingly high-profile end for the college class of 2024, though thus far, the commencement speech that raised the most eyebrows had nothing to do with Israel's war in Gaza.

From the pro-Palestinian demonstrations that affected President Biden’s address this weekend to the viral remarks made by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker regarding women and their future, here are the most attention-grabbing speakers from this ...

After Trump’s destruction, how much of the GOP will there be left to save?

There is a silver lining to Donald Trump bulldozing a major political party — Americans get a chance to see inside the wreckage of the old GOP.

Evangelicals claiming to uphold family values were long ago exposed as their principles fell away to allow them to justify support for a candidate known to talk of grabbing women and consorting with pornographic actresses.

But now Trump’s demolition of the GOP is nearly complete with news that he has put an end ...

Republicans must offer a bold ObamaCare alternative to put patients in control

This spring, former President Barack Obama publicly celebrated the 14th anniversary of his signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (i.e. “ObamaCare”). But what is there to celebrate? The country’s health care system is a complete disaster, and ObamaCare made it even worse. 

The average family health insurance premium is nearly $24,000 and is guaranteed to increase every year. Deductibles and hospital visits have more than doubled in the last 15 years. These costs ha...

Biden taints Title IX with gender ideology; women, children, religious freedom hardest hit

Schoolchildren, college students and families wrapping up the school year should enjoy summer while it lasts, because the next school year will be a wild one.  

More than 20 states, ranging from Georgia to Idaho, have recently filed lawsuits against the federal government for its overreach in attempting to impose gender ideology in education. The lawsuits contest the Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex...

We should plug the safety net’s biggest hole

Over the past half-century, the U.S. safety net has grown considerably stronger for children and elderly adults, substantially reducing poverty among them. But the story is starkly different for another group of Americans that we hear far less about: non-elderly adults, aged 18-64, who aren’t raising children and don’t have a severe enough, or long-lasting enough, disability to meet the stringent criteria for federal disability benefits.

This is no small group. In 2017, the la...

Raskin presses insurers, PBMs on free contraception coverage

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee wants to know how the country’s top health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers plan to make it easier for people to access contraception for free.  

In letters sent Thursday to the five largest health insurers and four largest pharmacy benefit managers first shared with The Hill, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) asked for information on how the companies plan to respond to federal guidance designed to improve no-...