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The conundrum of rights–natural rights vs. civil rights and the disintegration of order

If the recent debate over RFRA laws and same-sex marriage teaches us anything, it is not that there are a bunch of bigots out there or that there are people being unjustly discriminated against. It is that, as a nation, … Continue reading

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George Will, increasingly intelligent

“I’ve lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness up close,” says Washington Post columnist George Will. “Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby standing in the way of Obamacare

(LifeNews.com) The Obama administration today filed papers taking the Christian craft store Hobby Lobby to the Supreme Court to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. … Continue reading

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The increasingly lawless law

(National Review Online) After today’s rulings by the Supreme Court, every American has a larger stake in the outcome of the marriage debate. No one can afford to stay out of this issue because these decisions today constitute a huge … Continue reading

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Pushing things forward in medical research

(Reason) Jack Andraka is not your typical cancer researcher. His first research project resulted in a non-invasive, simple, sensitive, and effective test for detecting pancreatic cancer. His test is 168 times faster than any currently available test; 26,000 times less … Continue reading

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How has it come to this?

(American Thinker) Currently, Hobby Lobby is the largest religiously-owned non-Catholic business to have filed a lawsuit against the HHS birth control directive. Yet, despite the fact that they’ve been founded and run on Christian principles, Oklahoma U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton … Continue reading

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Reflections on the election

In response to the election, many on the political Right have expressed dismay on the fate of liberty and the chances for a return to Constitution-based governance. Hopes for real autarchy have all but disappeared. It is clear that, in … Continue reading

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A medical system on life support

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion … Continue reading

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Food waste a growing concern

(TED) Western countries waste up to half of their food. This is an injustice Tristram Stuart has dedicated his career to fixing. In his newest book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, Tristram shows how changing the systems that result … Continue reading

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Just how far does choice go?

The official Democratic Party platform “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” Reason TV talked with Democratic delegates and … Continue reading

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HHS cometh

(AP) The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that … Continue reading

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The war on health

While some bits look a little sensational, there are some really good points here:

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Why cavemen don’t live past 30

Touché, Alex Gregory of The New Yorker.

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Juggernaut cometh

Jurist Richard Posner sums things up pretty well: (Becker-Posner) The institutional structure of the United States is under stress. We might be in dangerous economic straits if the dollar were not the principal international reserve currency and the eurozone in … Continue reading

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Pushing things forward

(Paul Graham) One of the more surprising things I’ve noticed while working on Y Combinator is how frightening the most ambitious startup ideas are. In this essay I’m going to demonstrate this phenomenon by describing some. Any one of them … Continue reading

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Is the modern political economy a zero-sum game?

In Part III of Juggernaut, I show how the use of government as a wealth-transferring system necessarily exasperates competition in the economy and creates what can best be described as a zero-sum game. The zero-sum game is, as it would … Continue reading

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Government-first health care a risk to well-being

(Reason) For the past several years, the medical profession has been undergoing a disturbing transformation. The process was begun by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to control exploding Medicare costs, and was accelerated by … Continue reading

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