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In South Dakota, a Test Case for Online Sales Taxes

Provoked by legislators, online retailers have filed a lawsuit against the state that could have taxing consequences nationwide.

UnitedHealthcare's Exit Leaves Monopolies in Many Places

Less competition typically means higher prices for consumers. But that isn’t necessarily true in the case of health insurance exchanges.

New Rules Could Ease Rural America's Health-Care Problems

A sweeping Medicaid change has the potential for states to address the dangerous shortage of doctors outside urban and suburban areas.

Why Is Public Corruption So Common in South Texas?

In Crystal City, nearly every public official is facing criminal charges. But it’s not the region’s only place plagued by corruption.

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