To no one’s surprise, Senate health care bill only makes matters worse

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” doesn’t provide better care for anyone.

Opinion | Ralph Nader

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A range of judgments from a composite still-loyal Trump voter.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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Unfiltered and unleashed in Iowa, Trump told his story.


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The wish of the voters as expressed on the ballot deserves a certain respect and deference.


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Mayor Walsh’s proposed shelter in Newmarket could ease epidemics of opioids and homelessness.


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Under Kalanick, Uber has grown into a sprawling epitome of tech-world excess.


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The flag has become a flashpoint and symbol of division, just as it was during the anti-Vietnam War protest era.

Opinion | Elissa Ely

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I used to worry about patients. Now, I worry about the EMR.

Opinion | R. Michael Baiada

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The airlines would rather blame the weather, the government, and air traffic control.

Dan Wasserman

The secret Republican health care plan

Dr. McConnell is here to answer all your questions.

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Venezuelan bonds are a fabulous investment, if you don’t mind the starvation

Venezuela’s bonds make money for investors while Venezuela’s people go hungry.

Opinion | Amar Diwakar

What’s behind the rift with Qatar?

Doha was initially tolerated as a rebellious ally, but the Arab Spring dramatically altered regional machinations.


Let’s invite the Russians to testify

“Their memories might be less porous.” — Brian Duffy


Delta Dental: Status quo threatens access to care

“The rising costs of dental care are unsustainable.” — Dennis Leonard

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Why we need four years of Trump

The alternative could be a generation of rule by billionaires and Republican ayatollahs.

Calling it ‘brain disease’ makes addiction harder to treat

At last official count, in 2015, over 33,000 people have died from opioid painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl– twice the number killed by guns — and the number of fatalities is rising. Health officials, police chiefs, employers, welfare workers, and politicians at all levels of government are desperately calling for more effective drug treatment, better prevention, smarter opioid prescribing, and improved pain management.

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