3:35pm ET - Yesterday two federal
appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings on whether the government could
subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans, raising
questions about the future of the health care law. The first decision came from
a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia,
which ruled 2-1 that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance
for Americans in states with federally run health insurance. However, hours later the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the 4th Circuit in Richmond Virginia decided, by a vote of 3 to 0, that the
subsidies via the federal exchanges are perfectly fine. Joining us to make sense of these two rulings
and the effect they will have on the Affordable Care Act is Igor Volsky, the
Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org. You can also follow Igor on twitter.
4:35pm ET - In the Declaration of Independence, there’s a sentence that states “the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them.” So what exactly is this “Nature’s God?” Historian and philosopher Matthew Stewart argues that this God, rooted in deism that evolved over the course of history, looks to nature for answers in the human quest for wisdom and justice, and is the key ideology behind the founding fathers of America. In his new book, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, Stewart seeks to correct the national mythology that America was founded on Christian beliefs as “one nation under God.” He joins us today in studio to talk about his new book and ideology behind the founding of our country.
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