Love it or hate it, states across the country are facing a looming dilemma over whether to get to work implementing a key component of President Obama's massive health care overhaul.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that a long-term health care program called the CLASS Act - enacted as part of last year's troubled health care reform package - was being shelved because none of the bureaucrats in Washington could figure out how to make it viable and financially sustainable. That is a refreshing, if fleeting, moment of clear thinking. If only the administration would acknowledge that the same structural flaws and budgetary gimmickry that make the CLASS Act untenable are sown throughout the entire health care law.
The recent column titled "Head Start just another failed notion" (Web, Wednesday) is an unwarranted and ill-informed mischaracterization of Head Start's successful, national commitment to providing critical early-childhood education services to our nation's poorest children.
Something very intriguing occurred this week when President Obama made his high-profile pronouncement about education policy. If you read or listened closely, you noticed how adept the president was at channeling predecessors Lyndon Baines Johnson and George W. Bush - and simultaneously, at that.
President Obama unveiled the latest installment of his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress Tuesday, this time issuing new rules governing the early childhood education program Head Start.
Washington is broken and must be completely overhauled to get America working again.
Should the anthrax vaccine be tested in children? It will be a while longer before the government decides.
Should the anthrax vaccine be tested in children?
Do you have a favorite snack food? Is it potato chips or cheese and crackers? Maybe you go for a candy bar, a protein bar or some salted peanuts to make it through the afternoon until dinner.