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A Mass. Perspective On Obamacare Woes

October 25, 2013, 2:34 PM
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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

An architect of Massachusetts’ health care reform helps us understand what Obamacare means for Massachusetts.

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The Divisive Medical Device Tax

October 21, 2013, 2:45 PM
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A tax on medical devices like this defibrillator is a more obscure, but no less controversial, element of Obamacare (AP Photo/Hewlett-Packard)

Obamacare has sparked a sweeping debate over the role of the federal government. But it has also prompted a more focused fuss over a relatively obscure tax on medical devices — which many people in both political parties would like to repeal.

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Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy Unpacks Affirmative Action

September 03, 2013, 3:15 PM
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Does America still need affirmative action? (Paul Sakuma/AP)

Affirmative action is perhaps one of the most divisive policies in America. It rattles the halls of higher education. Its appearances in the Supreme Court are frequent. And many are asking: Do we still need it?


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