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Insurance Industry Stung By Health Care Deal

With much of the health care reform debate still focused on the wisdom of including a government-run, “public” health insurance “option,” too many of us are neglecting a far more insidious feature of the Democratic proposals: the mandatory purchase requirement.

Fall of the Wall: The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance

Twenty years ago today, a figurative and literal tear appeared in the once seemingly impenetrable Iron Curtain–the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Soon after, millions of East Germans and others under Soviet domination would rise up and demand their freedom.

"Cities Are Probably the Greenest Thing That Humans Do."

A few years ago, environmental guru, Merry Prankster, and Whole Earth Catalog author Stewart Brand caused a minor stir with an article he wrote in the MIT publication, Technology Review. Brand, who was an early advocate of the “back to

Baucus Bill Is a Cure Worse than the Disease

With Democratic support coalescing around Sen. Max Baucus’s (D-Mt.) health care reform proposal, passage of a comprehensive overhaul now appears more likely than ever. Opponents had their summer of protests. But, Democrats have shown a renewed sense of energy since