Category: Politics

Bipartisan Deal Could Protect Obamacare for Next Two Years

A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators reached an agreement Tuesday that could help stabilize the nation’s health insurance marketplaces in the short term. But the legislation still faces an uphill battle in the upper chamber…

Trump’s Wrecking Ball Aims at Iran Accord

In a bombshell announcement Friday, President Trump all but exploded the landmark 2015 accord that froze Iran’s nuclear research program. Though he stopped short of canceling it outright, he declared that unless America’s allies and…

Trump Is Sabotaging Obamacare

Donald Trump has created a rare hat trick of bad public policy. His latest move to kneecap Obamacare will raise premiums, throw at least a million people off the insurance rolls and cost the federal…

A Final Fight for the Keystone Pipeline

At the end of January, Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, drove to the Nebraska Sandhills, a region of rolling pasture and farmland an old rancher once described as halfway past “where the…

Scott Pruitt Can’t Stop the Death of Big Coal

I wrote my first story about the coal industry back in 2001, published a book called Big Coal in 2006 and have been following the industry ever since. And if there’s one central truth that I’ve…

The Trump Administration Just Attacked Birth Control Access

Thanks to the Obamacare mandate that insurance plans cover contraception, women and families across the country are paying less in out-of-pocket health care costs, and the rates of both unintended pregnancies and abortions are down….