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Have You Found your Obamacare Microchip Implant Yet?

A year ago at this time, conservative and libertarian conspiracy websites like News With Views and Before It’s News were publishing articles that boldly made predictions that on March 23 2013, the presidential administration of Barack Obama would start requiring the implantation of microchips into Americans’ forearms:

“Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013″

“The [...]

Business is Always Better? Consider Health Care, says Amy

John Stossel writes: “I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn’t name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better.”

John Stossel must be blind.

Consider health care, for instance. Professor Douglas Amy of Mount Holyoke College looked into this issue; here’s an [...]

McDonalds Advises its Workers: Get a Second Job and don’t buy Food or our Health Insurance

As Brendan Kiley notes, McDonalds has created a special budgeting guide for its employees. Here’s just one page from the guide:

Kiley has noticed that there isn’t any spot for food in McDonalds’ sample budget for its employees, that heat won’t be a necessity either, but that a second job will be necessary. Why? [...]

Another Perspective On Health Care Mandates

Last week, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case challenging the legality of health care reform passed by the 110th Congress and signed into law by Barack Obama, most journalists have framed the associated popular debate in terms of the two dominant political parties. They report that Democratic voters support the health [...]

Intercessory Prayer Science Goes Quiet after Rejection of God Hypothesis

You may recall that a few years ago, there was a certain degree of excitement in some religious circles over the imminent publication of research findings regarding the effect of “intercessory prayer” (prayer at a distance) on health. The God Hypothesis, popular in a number of religious communities, predicts that people praying at a distance [...]

International Action Center Politicizes September 11 For Broad Aims

The International Action Center wouldn’t have to abandon its ideals to become a more successful activist organization. It would simply have to show more discipline. [...]

Founding Fathers Are Rain Gods, Says Tom Price

Congressman Price believes that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson have all ascended into the clouds, transformed at the moment of their deaths into rain gods, dedicated to the punishment of all who attempt to help people get access to medical care. [...]

GOP Outrage At Health Care Rallies Round The Sabbath

When a holy day celebrated by some people seeks to bring everyone’s government grinding to a halt, sacrilege in the public sphere makes a great deal of sense. [...]

Catholic Bishops Control Health Care Reform: Discuss

Lobbyists representing Catholic bishops were admitted into the office of Nancy Pelosi to take part in negotiations about what measures would be allowed in the health care reform bill. Was their involvement ethical or not? [...]

Irregular Week In Review Podcast Sept 27 – Oct 3

In this Irregular Week in Review podcast: Senate Democrats behaving badly. [...]

Why Did Blanche Lincoln Vote Against the Public Option?

Why did Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln vote to kill Barack Obama’s health care reform centerpiece, the public option? The answer has a lot to do with her sources of campaign finance reform. [...]