Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

How to tackle healthcare in the new Congress

File this one under reasons to remain skeptical of Obamacare.

This week, video surfaced showing professor, economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber describe before an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how deception, “a lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” were all critical in getting President Obama’s signature healthcare policy passed into law. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Southern Baptist leader’s message: Listen to fears in Ferguson

On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not.

That is, unless you’ve followed Southern Baptist Church ethicist Russell D. Moore and his online columns promoting compassion over knee-jerk conservatism. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Texas short on docs and short on residency slots

Two of the state’s most powerful advocacy groups, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Association of Business, are closely aligned on an issue they want the Legislature to address come January: Texas is short on doctors, both primary care physicians and specialists.

A rapidly growing Texas population, aging baby boomers and increases in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension mean the problem is only getting worse, especially in rural areas. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The media deserve blame in Ferguson mayhem

No indictment. No surprise.

Although a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to return an indictment in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, setting the stage for a fiery night of civil unrest, there is a culprit on the loose that should be indicted in this case. Read more