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AAPS News May 2015 - Involuntary Servitude

Is there no constitutional protection? The Thirteenth Amendment, after all, goes farther than abolishing slavery, under which human beings are property that can be bought and sold:

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Stupid and Stupider: The SGR “Doc Fix”- Starring The House and The Doctors | krisheldmd

The hyped SGR fix is a hoax, a diversion to distract my fellow physicians from the meat of the bill that forever puts a stake in the heart of the patient-physician relationship.

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Libertarians Outnumber Both Liberals and Conservatives - John C. Goodman - Page 1

Gallup doesn’t ask people if they are libertarian, but fortunately other polls have asked that question in various ways. In 2006 the Cato Institute commissioned Zogby International to ask 596 voters this question: “Would you describe yourself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal?” Fully 59 percent of the respondents said “yes.”

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Indiana RFRA: What Part of Economic Boycotts Do Conservatives Not Understand? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

From a libertarian perspective, belief in the freedom of association generally trumps belief in anti-discrimination actions by the state. Not always, but mostly. In fact, things are more complicated, since it’s typically the state (whether at the local, state, or federal) that historically was doing most of the discriminating. 295 more words

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On Obamacare, It’s the President Who Refuses to Embrace Reality - Hit & Run : Reason.com

When the law was being debated in Congress, many supporters of the law argued that it would grow popular once it passed. When that didn’t happen, Obamacare backers insisted that it polled poorly because the major benefits had yet to kick in.   222 more words

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Repayments and Refunds: Estimating the Effects of 2014 Premium Tax Credit Reconciliation | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People applying early in open enrollment for advance payments beginning in January 2014, therefore, would have likely had their incomes verified by their 2012 tax returns (as this was the most recent tax return they would have had).

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Nigerian Presidential Candidates: Where they stand on key election issues

Where they stand on key election issues

Nigerian main presidential candidates differ in personality, perception, and certain key issues – namely insecurity, elite corruption among high-profile politicians and business leaders and the state of the economy. 302 more words

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