In another sign that the private sector isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to health care, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities notes  that "Medicaid costs are growing more slowly than costs for Medicare or private insurance."
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released their State of the Bay  report detailing the environmental conditions throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The Bay region needs considerable environmental remediation and the Foundation gave the Bay a D rating due to its poor environmental conditions.
In an Economic Snapshot , the Economic Policy Institute finds that a decline in federal grant aid to students relative to the price of education is "forcing students to take on more expensive debt."
Public Citizen makes a convincing case  that a fair trade agenda played a critical role in 2006 election gains by Democrats.