Henry Aaron

Brookings Institution

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Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on healthcare issues, entitlements and tax and budget policy

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In the aftermath of last week's atrocity in Connecticut, some serious pundits said Washington politicians might respond by acting like "grownups."

Is Washington Full of 'Grownups'… or Not?

In the aftermath of last week's atrocity in Connecticut, some serious pundits said Washington politicians might respond by acting like "grownups."

from To the Point

As Congress grapples with five different proposals for healthcare reform, the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund reports that  Americans are dying too soon .

Congress Lurches toward Healthcare Reform

As Congress grapples with five different proposals for healthcare reform, the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund reports that Americans are dying too soon .

from Which Way, L.A.?

President Obama says healthcare reform is "closer than ever," conceding what everybody knows, that there's still "a long way to go."

Congress Lurches toward Healthcare Reform

President Obama says healthcare reform is "closer than ever," conceding what everybody knows, that there's still "a long way to go."

from To the Point

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

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