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  • May 01, 2006

    Medicare's Problems Growing Worse, Trustees Say

    WASHINGTON - The financial condition of Medicare is growing progressively worse and its problems will soon eclipse those of Social Security, the trustees of the government's two biggest programs said today.

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  • Apr 26, 2006

    Attack on Exxon Mobil’s successful ex-CEO is nonsensical coming from N.Y. Times’ pundit

    WASHINGTON - In 1930, as the Great Depression set in, reporters asked Babe Ruth how he could justify making more money than the President of the United States - $80,000 a year compared to Herbert Hoover's $75,000.

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  • Apr 16, 2006

    Don't count on politicians to rescue students

    A battle is raging inside the Republican Party of Texas. Ironically, it is a battle over educational opportunities for poor, minority children whose parents rarely vote Republican and who, when they reach adulthood, are unlikely to vote Republican themselves.

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  • Apr 10, 2006

    Penalizing women

    First, there was the No Child Left Behind Act to overhaul federal education law. Now comes "Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws," a new book that says many government programs "penalize working wives, single mothers and widows."

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  • Apr 10, 2006

    Steps to Social Security reform

    Tax Day is right around the corner. And if you're like me, you're wringing your hands about how much we owe to the federal government. But whether we realize it or not, most people pay more in Social Security taxes than income taxes. And if the program is not reformed, the payroll tax rate will have to climb so high that the amount we pay today will look like chump change.

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  • Feb 27, 2006

    BushCare - The answer to ClintonCare, and a very good one.

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush devoted only a few sentences to health policy. But, to coincide with the speech, the Bush administration released a five-page document proposing health-policy reforms so sweeping and bold as to merit comparison to the scope -- though certainly not the content -- of Hillary Clinton's plan of a decade ago. If the White House is able to see its proposals through, it will leave a lasting and positive mark on American social policy.

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  • Feb 21, 2006

    ENERGY ANALYSIS

    DYLAN RATIGAN, CNBC ANCHOR: And for more on this "Hot Topic" debate, should the government fund and promote alternative energy technologies, we turn to Sterling Burnett. He`s a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He says the government should stay out of the debate. But John Ewen says there is a role for the government. He`s the senior vice-president at Ardour Capital Partners. And Mr. Ewen, I begin with you. What do you see the government`s role being?

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  • Feb 11, 2006

    Health care accounts?

    Central to President Bush's bold and sweeping blueprint for health policy reform is the expansion and enhancement of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These tax-free investments - which allow consumers to set aside money in special accounts to pay for medical expenses not covered by high-deductible health insurance polices - are a very good thing.

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