The Real Problem With The Hobby Lobby Decision

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The Supreme Court’s recent ruling about birth control highlights a lot of problems in our society, but one of the biggest has to be our dysfunctional health care system itself.

“these kinds of insane charges…are the primary reasons people have trouble affording health care…”

Health Costs

This comment by Steve on the post The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

Twelve Things Americans Should Know

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Steve Jaeger’s list.

Front Row to a Dark Drama: A Good Man Loses

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Reverend Neil O’Farrell with a heartbreaking story of homelessness and those times when our help feels helpless.

Income Inequality in America

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According to Chris Hicke, the biggest issue in the country is a symptom of cultural trends.

Noblesse Oblige = Being an Exceptional Human

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Tsach Gilboa looks at the idea of noble behavior in the context of the shenanigans in Washington, but more importantly, with the context of greater humanity.

The Homeless Helping the Homeless

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Around the country, people who have nothing are volunteering their time to help others.

Drop Out…or Suit Up?

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The tectonic shift from full time jobs to flexible and temporary work

Unmarried and Unequal

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Why The Alternatives to Marriage Project fights for unmarried equality.

The Dying Game

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Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

Guts

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Seth Dombach looks fine, but he has suffered since birth with nearly constant pain from Short Bowel Syndrome.

What Freedom and China Have to Do With ObamaCare

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“I saw that in the literal sense, China was freer than America.” Discipline, cigarette smoking, the quarter-life crisis, and the Affordable Care Act all figure into Brandon Ferdig’s essay on freedoms and their limits.

“So then the morbidly obese would be best since they die off quicker? People living longer costs more money.”

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These are comments by Mike L and Archy on the post “I Don’t Need to Explain My Fat to You”.

Coming Clean About My Chronic Illness

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“I think it may be time to bring my story of RA into my blog and my writing. It feels like the time has come to start embracing that saga.” – @austingunter

I Stopped Playing Sports to Keep My Health Insurance

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Robert Steven Williams used to play competitive sports. Now his fears of getting benched by his health insurance have him sidelined.

Rape-ish, Rape-esque, Rape-like: What Is Going On?

Abortion is not Healthcare

Our government is run by either a bunch of bumbling buffoons, or evil henchmen trying to alienate women and not help those impregnated against their will.