When Idealism Gets Mugged by Reality Bernie Goldberg's Latest Column The Affordable Care Act depends on support (and dollars) from young, healthy individuals. But will this group still "do the right thing" if it is not quite as affordable as they thought?
Letter from Kurdistan
The latest Stratfor.com Geopolitical Weekly puts a magnifying glass on oil-rich Kurdistan, its relationship with Turkey and Baghdad, and the rebirth of the Turkic-Persian rivalry in the region.
The O'Quiz: Week of 12/9
Take the latest O'Quiz and see how much you know about the people and events making headlines this week.
Bill's Weekly Column: Fleeing TV
With wildly popular (yet utterly awful) reality shows destroying the structure of the TV industry, will more and more folks be turning to their computers to escape?
With the holiday season in full swing, Stossel looks at the goldmine that is panhandling, and advises on his favorite places to donate, noting that capitalists often do the most good for the poor.
The U.S. House is on track to vote Thursday on a bipartisan budget deal reached by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Ryan briefed congressional Republicans Wednesday on the two-year framework that sets top-line spending figures through fiscal year 2015 and partially alleviates unpopular across-the-board cuts known as the sequester. The deal also eliminates the threat of another government shutdown during that time period.
The Obama administration touted improvements to its new health insurance website on Wednesday and opposition Republicans shifted their criticism to the slow pace of early enrollments and fears some people may be left uninsured when coverage starts on January 1.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in her third congressional hearing since the disastrous October 1 rollout of the website at the center of President Barack Obama's policy overhaul, sought to reassure lawmakers that steps were being taken to find out what went wrong and to install a stronger management team.