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Congressional Democrats are asking the Obama administration to offer a special sign-up period so uninsured can avoid facing Affordable Care Act penalties. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President...
Michael McDonnell and his wife adorned their refrigerator with magnets from various cities around the world and an extraterrestrial reminder of Michaels dream to join a one-way mission to Mars. Photo by Eric Krupke/NewsHourMichael McDonnell has...
Listen to Jericho Brown read “Labor” from his new collection, “The New Testament.” Labor I spent what light Saturday sent sweating And learned to cuss cutting grass for women Kind enough to say they couldn’t tell the damned Difference between...
Photo by Jim McGuire via Getty Images. Editor’s Note: In this special edition of “Ask Larry,” we present an excerpt from Larry’s forthcoming Social Security book, co-written with Making Sen$e Medicare columnist Philip Moeller...
Illustrations by Ruth Tam Many historians point to television as the game-changing technology that made a presidential candidate’s appearance almost as important as their platform. The truth is, aesthetics played a role in politics long before the...
Americans love their aquariums. The United States reportedly imports nearly half of the total worldwide trade in aquarium fish, and two-thirds of the world’s 1.5 million aquarium hobbyists live in the United States The colorful fish that fill these...