Category: National Journal

House Republicans, Sid Blumenthal, and the Ghosts of Clinton’s Past

National Journal Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication House Republicans probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks are turning their attention to a figure from Hillary Clinton’s past as the Democratic frontrunner tries to sell voters on her ideas about the future… Expert quote: “If Barack Obama was no-drama-Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton are all drama all the […]

Tobacco Lobby Opens a New Playbook for E-Cigarettes

National Journal Michael Siegel, School of Public Health One e-cigarette maker markets a flavor called “Congress,” with a website displaying a photo of the Capitol and describing the taste as “refined tobacco.”… Expert quote: “Essentially this is a big victory for the big tobacco companies. They can claim correctly that they comply with FDA standards. […]

Accountable Care Organizations: A Health Experiment in Progress

National Journal Austin Frakt, School of Public Health A patient goes to the doctor’s office with vague back pain… Expert quote: “I understand why Medicare is promoting ACOs. But, because they encourage provider integration, which could lead to higher prices and premiums, I do not understand why private insurers would be.” View full article