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Is There a ‘Cure’ For Health Care?

I don’t pretend to know all there is to know about the health care, or insurance industries. I do know enough to know that it’s confusing and I would prefer to not deal with the whole process. Neither, however, can I accept that a little common sense and fiscal responsibility, ...

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Can We Blame It on the Weather?

Midwestern newspapers described the summer of 1873 as a season when “tropical weariness drooped over all.”  Heaviness hung like the sweat dripping   from trousers, woolen skirts, and long-sleeved shirts, as people performed their daily tasks. That stifling heat would be blamed for everything under the blazing sun— rampant spread of ...

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

Everyone leaves behind a legacy for those who follow after. Parents leave a legacy for their children, pastors leave a legacy for their congregation, and teachers leave a legacy for their students. Some leave wealth, some leave power and fame, some leave values and beliefs, some leave behind shame. The ...

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Do Restraining Orders Protect Lives?

A New Jersey woman tragically lost her life at the hands of an ex-boyfriend. She knew he was violent. She knew she needed protection. She installed surveillance cameras and filed a restraining order against him. The order did not protect her from the stab wounds he inflicted on her. The threats ...

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The Victimization of Personal Responsibility

Has personal responsibility fallen victim to the “victimization industry”? It seems everywhere we turn someone is telling us we are a victim of something or someone–or that we may be if we’re not careful. It may be a noble cause to warn others of impending doom or rescue them out of their ...

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