Health Care Overhaul

President Barack Obama signed the sweeping Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. Since then, the law has withstood various legal assaults, including one leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme opinion affirming the law's constitutionality.

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LIVE National Press Club: Congressman John Dingell on 'When Congress Worked.'

Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who holds the record as the longest-serving U.S. House member in American history, will give a speech titled, "When Congress Worked" at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday June 27. Dingell announced he will retire at the end of his current term, having been a member of the U.S. House for 58 years, serving alongside 11 presidents. He voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and wrote the Affordable Care Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Drinking Water Act, and many others.

IQ2 Intelligence Squared debate: Death is Not Final.

If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death "real" and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality? From the Intelligence Squared debate series: "Death is Not Final."