This Just In: Government Spent More Than $1B To Support The News Industry Last Year

Journalists and government normally are seen as antagonists, but in reality the news business very much has relied financially on public support. Government at all levels — federal, state and local — spent more than $1 billion last to support commercial news publishers, according to a recent report the University … Continue reading

Think Tank: Senate Dems Would Be In Bounds To Pass Health Reform Using Reconciliation

Republicans have long howled that use of a Senate procedure known as reconciliation to approve healthcare reform would be out-of-bounds and amounts to a political act of war. An independent think tank, however, finds that use of reconciliation “would be fully consistent with past practice.” Reconciliation becomes important because bills … Continue reading