The State of American Democracy

Research-based Analysis and Commentary by the Department of Politics at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute

Tagesarchiv für den 7. Februar 2011

Obamas (versuchte) Gesundheitsreform [APuZ 4/2010]

US-Präsident Barack Obama sagte in einer Rede vor beiden Kammern des Kongresses am 9. September 2009: „Ich bin nicht der erste US-Präsident, der sich dem Problem der Reform der Krankenversicherung annimmt, aber ich bin entschlossen, der letzte zu sein.“[1] Aus dieser Bemerkung wird nicht nur das historische Ausmaß der Reforminitiative im Gesundheitsbereich deutlich, sondern auch das Engagement und […]

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Judicial and Political Opposition to Health Care Reform

After a second federal judge, Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, Fla., ruled it unconstitutional for Congress to enact health care laws that would require citizens to become insured, a Supreme Court ruling on the issue seems ever more likely. In a recent op-ed piece for The New York Times, Frank Rich interprets […]

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Obama’s Comeback?

Since the mid-term “shellacking” last November, the President’s approval ratings have been on the rise. The President’s speeches in Tuscon and on the State of the Union seem to have had a positive effect on public opinion, even drawing praise from conservative pundits and members of the Republican Party. Prior to last night’s Super Bowl, […]

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