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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

5 random things you may not have known you couldn't carry on

Despite the gravity of its mission and public concerns with privacy, the Transportation Security Administration is a source of comedic fodder for more than one writer or traveler.

In this article for, I provide a humorous perspective on some of the random things the TSA specifically prohibits travelers from taking with them on flights.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Health care reform and the Supreme Court: 2 article series

The Supreme Court has accepted one of the numerous challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

In all likelihood, a ruling (or a variety of rulings) will be forthcoming around June 2012 – a little more than two years after the legislation was originally passed.

This two-article series for briefly examines two variables in two simplified scenarios. In particular, what are likely consequences for the cost of health care and the outcome of the 2012 elections if the Supreme Court generally upholds the legislation as constitutional, and conversely, what are the consequences if the justices generally overturn the legislation?

The second article in the series also addresses an interesting potential twist if the Supreme Court decides it wants to take a pass on the case until after the 2012 elections are over.

What happens if the Supreme Court overturns health care law?

What happens if the Supreme Court upholds health care law?