Politicians are terrified to cut Social Security and Medicare, mostly because poll after poll finds that everyone from Tea Partyers to Teamsters is unwilling to consider benefit cuts. Yet Americans are not as averse to entitlement reform as it seems. Pollsters have just been asking the wrong questions.
Quick. Name the state that created the most tech jobs in 2010.
The jobs crisis isn't getting worse. But it isn't getting much better, either.
Since 2000, there has been a precipitous 10 percent decline in the marriage rate among 25- to 34-year-olds. In 2009, the marriage rate among that age group dropped below 50 percent for the first time in our nation's history.
The Virginia Court of Appeals has reaffirmed a $4,000 worker's compensation award to a Virginia nurse who crashed her car while checking a cellphone.
Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, a modest burst of hiring after a sluggish summer.
The federal government is taking on a crucial new role in the nation's health care, designing a basic benefits package for millions of privately insured Americans. A framework for the Obama administration was released Friday.
Weighing in on the types of services Americans will be guaranteed under the new health care law, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel told the Obama administration it should consider whether certain services are too expensive to be defined as essential benefits insurers must offer.