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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The failed promise of the Affordable Care Act
When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act in June of 2012, the decision was widely viewed as a victory for President Obama and a…
George McGovern in New Hampshire, 1972. © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos When President Franklin Roosevelt came into office in the depth of the Great Depression, he sought to stabilize and…
The idea that there is a competitive “private sector” in America is appealing, but generally false. No one hates competition more than the managers of corporations. Competition does not enhance…
Why America won't get the health-care system it needs
Why Clinton's health-care plan won't cure what ails us
Testing our notions about a fair day's pay