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Tech upgrades just aren’t that great anymore

This week, after four and a half years of faithful service, I finally replaced my old laptop. I will not bore you with the...

The allure of ‘repeal and delay’ for Obamacare’s critics

Right after Donald Trump was elected, I pointed out that it was going to be a wee bit harder to repeal and replace Obamacare...

We agree on Obamacare’s flaws, but not on fixes

For weeks, rumors have been flying that WikiLeaks would deliver an “October surprise” for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a bombshell revelation that she would struggle...

Scrutiny of government and business should match

As the revelations about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail practices have mounted, her supporters have hit on a counterintuitive defense: perhaps she shouldn’t have had to...

You’ll miss what you don’t use on the new iPhone

You’ve probably been thinking to yourself, “Gee, I wish I couldn’t charge my phone while also listening to music.” Or perhaps, “Gosh, if only...

Health care will always be business

"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop."That comes from the Twitter feed of personal...

Aetna’s Obamacare retreat is more than it seems

Aetna is pulling out of 11 of the 15 states it serves on the Obamacare exchanges. Longtime readers of this column will be unsurprised...

Who’s gaming Obamacare: Who isn’t?

No one really seems to know exactly why insurers are having so much trouble in the Obamacare exchanges. Insurers may know, but they have...

Crack down on law schools that don’t pass the bar

The American Bar Association is considering a plan that would endanger the accreditation of any law school where fewer than three-quarters of the students...

Trump paints a portrait of a hopeless America

What did the delegates at the Republican National Convention like?Mostly, they liked disliking things. And being afraid of things. And especially, Donald Trump, who...
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