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Susan Estrich / Politics

Obamacare, Part Two

As I walked into the pharmacy, the technician who has kept track of all of my prescriptions for years was on an endless call trying to figure out who is going to deliver her baby and where.

The good news: Her new plan, which fully complies with...

The Best Government Money Can Buy

The Supreme Court has done it again. By a 5-4 vote, with the court's five Republican appointees on one side and the four Democratic appointees on the other, the court struck down limits on total contributions to federal campaigns that have been ...

The Abortion Fight, Forty Years Later

It has been more than 40 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that a woman, in consultation with her physician, has the right to decide whether to have a child in the early months of pregnancy.

In the years since, the ...

Happy Birthday, Gloria

Gloria Steinem turned 80 this week -- still strong and smart and beautiful and changing the world. I first heard her speak 40 years ago, when my sister graduated from Simmons College, but it was seven years later, in 1980, that she gave me a gift ...

The Plane

I admit it. I have been obsessed with the plane. Most of the stories I've read offered no new information, but I read them anyway.

In a way, I suppose, it is a relief to know that the 777, long considered to be an extremely safe plane, was not ...

What's Wrong with a Meritocracy Rug?

Nothing, right? For much of my professional life, I yearned for an opportunity to be judged on the basis of my accomplishments, without regard to factors such as race or sex. In my version of the American dream, the country was a meritocracy that ...