September 30, 2009 We will all be affected by health care reform. But for women in the United States, there are three striking issues that make health care reform all the more pressing: reproductive health, use of genetic information, and health care for people older than 65.
September 30, 2009 Women are at a disadvantage in America's health care system. Because insurance is tied to employment, women — who frequently take time off from work or work part-time positions without health benefits — face disruptions in their coverage. But President Obama's reforms are not the answer.
September 30, 2009 Great as Chicago may be, President Barack Obama has other things to be concerned with besides his city's 2016 Olympic bid.
September 30, 2009 Obama is finding out that things aren't going to go like he planned during the campaign. He came into office believing that his tasks were to engage or contain Iran, manage the withdrawal from Iraq and change the war in Afghanistan. What has resulted isn't leading, it's dithering.
September 30, 2009 In his September 9 remarks on health care before a joint session of Congress, President Obama said: "And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up: Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." Commentator Dorinda C. Bordlee disagrees.
September 30, 2009 The health reform that is needed in the U.S. — a system that offers every American the care they need, flexibility in choices of doctors and hospitals and responsible controls on costs — has been rejected by the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate.
September 30, 2009 When the days grow shorter and corn is harder to come by, the ears smaller and less plump, turn to corn pudding for the perfect marriage of butter and corn. The sweet, silky concoction could be called "carnal pudding," but we'll just call it heavenly.
September 30, 2009 They may not wear a uniform, but baseball announcers like Ernie Harwell become as much a part of the team as the players for some fans, says commentator Frank Deford.
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September 29, 2009 Commentator Susan Jane Gilman asks: If a great artist sexually abuses a minor, should their achievements somehow mitigate their guilt?
September 29, 2009 "Net neutrality" or an "open Internet" refers to whether government should forbid broadband companies from prioritizing Internet traffic because it potentially limits consumers' access to the content or applications of their choice. But taking freedoms away from some takes freedoms away from all.
September 29, 2009 Te US can't just bluster and threaten Iran with sanctions to get its way. Negotiations succeed when both parties, not just one, can claim victory.
September 29, 2009 Newly re-elected Angela Merkel will have the chance to show whether or not she really is Germany's Thatcher. Until now, Merkel has been able to avoid hard choices.
September 29, 2009 It's not considered smart here in the United States to point out that European lifestyles are greener than our own. Too many facets of European life — the cramped apartments and clotheslines for laundry — strike suburbanites as inconvenient and burdensome. This needs to change.
September 29, 2009 World Bank President Bob Zoellick has done an important service with remarks he delivered Monday in which he said, "The United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollar's place as the world's predominant reserve currency. Looking forward, there will increasingly be other options."
September 28, 2009 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says the death of New York Times columnist William Safire makes for a bleak Yom Kippur. He says that though the conservative libertarian was known to be combative, he was less known for his deep loyalties.
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