Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor of School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. An Adjunct Fellow at the Century Foundation, he served as a special correspondent for New Republic during health reform. His most recent op-ed, “Tough times in the second city,” appeared in the New York Times on Labor Day.
The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.
In guarding ourselves against remote dangers, we make ourselves more vulnerable.
Let’s get real: an abortion ban exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the woman would account for less than 7 percent of abortions that happen in America each year.
As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has presided over the nation's most disgraceful capital punishment system.