What Is in the Pope’s Hand?


Pope Francis is increasingly showing his hand. He came into the papacy promising to clean up the Catholic Church, especially on matters of sexual abuse. In doing so, he raised hopes among the laity, especially in America and Latin America. He said all the right things, or at least many of the right things. He traveled the world. Now it is increasingly obvious that he means none of it.

Medicare’s Financial Condition Is Getting Worse. Here’s What Trump and Congress Can Do.

Daily Signal

In their 2018 report to Congress and the president, the Medicare board of trustees estimated that the Part A hospitalization trust fund—though financed by a steady stream of federal payroll taxes—is headed for insolvency by 2026. That means the program will not be able to pay for all of the legally prescribed hospital benefits.