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Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

WSN Editorial Board
March 8
Filed under OPINION

While many on the right have called these protests pointless and a waste of time, the decision to keep young adults covered proves that the GOP is being influenced by the pressure coming from young protestors.

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The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

Kate Holland, Contributing Writer
February 13
Filed under OPINION

More importantly, if so many Americans are insured by the ACA, why are Republicans threatening the law with no alternative healthcare plan under way?

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When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor
October 11
Filed under OPINION

Clinton has outlined an ambitious set of goals, but she has faced resistance from voters who feel these issues do not affect them.

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Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

Paris Martineau, Staff Writer
April 12
Filed under OPINION

Protection from an unwanted pregnancy through safe sex cannot continue to be demonized strictly on moral principles. The health of those at risk and the lives of the children they will unwillingly bring into the world need to come first.

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Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

April 2
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The White House announced yesterday that over 7 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This achievement marks a symbolic victory for the Obama administration, which struggled to meet the self-imposed goal after the turbulent October launch. Throughout the six-month...

Social media critical to policy implementation

Social media critical to policy implementation

March 12
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

President Barack Obama made an appearance yesterday on “Between Two Ferns,” a satirical web series hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis on the website Funny or Die. On the show, Obama promoted the controversial Affordable Care Act. After the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov and millions of cancelled...

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

November 26
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Featured Opinion 2, OPINION

Two years after a small majority in the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Affordable Care Act was constitutio-nal, the incessantly controversial piece of legislation has returned to the highest court in the land. Hobby Lobby, a privately held retail chain selling arts and crafts, has argued that the federal ...

Obama retracts promise about insurance plans

Obama retracts promise about insurance plans

November 13
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

After the opposition-led government shutdown and website glitches, President Barack Obama’s flagship health care program now faces yet another problem. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have received cancellation letters from their insurance companies who are dropping plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Even some of the most outspoken Obama supporter has begun to speak out against the policy. In an in...

Tea Party film shows frightful side of government

Tea Party film shows frightful side of government

October 31
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Yesterday, the Tea Party became the first political caucus to produce, write and direct their own feature length film. One faction within one house within one branch of government took it upon themselves to release “Obamascare: The Wave of Socialist Terror that Will Destroy America.” They have pr...

Obamacare website glitches do not reflect problems in the law

Obamacare website glitches do not reflect problems in the law

October 21
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

President Barack Obama’s health care website, healthcare.gov, has been plagued by serious technical glitches such as garbled text, error messages and page-loading delays since it launched three weeks ago. The problems have yet to be fixed. Meanwhile, millions of insurance seekers have not been able t...

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

Though Congress averts default, dangerous precedent set

October 17
Filed under Editor's Picks, OPINION

On Oct. 16, Congress passed a plan that would end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. After almost three weeks of unproductive attempts to get President Barack Obama to compromise key aspects of the healthcare law, House majority speaker John Boehner backed away from his party’s ob...

Tea Party actions have crippled basic government functions

Tea Party actions have crippled basic government functions

October 1
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In a news conference late yesterday evening, President Barack Obama reprimanded the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. Obama rightly declared that “one faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government.” Despite the...

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