In Rep. Paul Ryan's 'The Path to Prosperity' budget, Medicare, the health insurance program that is loved by older Americans and hated by deficit hawks, will cease to exist some time around 2022. The program - a lasting stipulation of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society - will be transformed into a vo ... More >>
It turns out there is insurance coverage for sexual abuse and molestation.
This was brought to our attention by last week's Daily News article that claimed that in the wake of so many recent sex abuse scandals, the city is requiring all contractors who come into contact with youth to carry abuse a ... More >>
If you're a student or former student with educational debt, or if you're just someone made anxious by this country's $1-trillion-and-growing student-debt bubble, you may well have breathed a sigh of relief this week when Congress reached an 11th-hour agreement to avoid doubling the interest rate on ... More >>
We're listening to the Brian Lehrer show and reading
SCOTUSblog's liveblog as the Supreme Court sits for what will probably be the final time of this term.
And...SCOTUSblog is saying that the mandate has survived as a tax, and that Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the left in this ruling. The ... More >>
City Comptroller John Liu, staying focused on official business and not his ongoing campaign finance controversy, unveiled a new pension plan this morning designed to target what he says is a growing retirement crisis in New York City.
Here's the problem, according to Liu, an expected 2013 mayo ... More >>
As the Wall Street Journal hurries to ready Project Amsterdam, Rupert Murdoch's bid to rock the New York Times dead with a big, splashy color metropolitan section before he kicks the bucket, staffers at the Journal are burning the midnight oil. Which sucks, because they just got their new uni ... More >>
Trilateral Commission Alert! David Kellermann, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of the troubled mortgage lender Freddie Mac, has been found dead in his home. His wife is said to have reported him a suicide. Previously the company's Principal Accounting Officer, the 41-year-ol ... More >>
The stimulus bill President Obama signed into law last month has many ambitious goals, such as putting millions of Americans to work and saving the economy. One thing Obama accomplished immediately, though, was to render swaths of a story (written by me) in the Voice's January 20 Education Supplemen ... More >>