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Obamacare Is Secretly A Bailout Of State And Local Governments

Here's how it's going to work.<p>States and localities have enormous liabilities in the form of health benefits they have promised to provide to retired workers. (Finance professionals call these benefits OPEB, or "other post-employment benefits.") Most public sector retirees get health plans until …

Health Care

'Strip Church' ministry helps Tennessee exotic dancers shed their pasts

One woman at a time, Erin Stevens is determined to lead every stripper in Nashville to salvation.<p>The 42-year-old pastor’s wife launched Strip Church in October following a 21-day fast during which Stevens claims God spoke to her directly, telling her to reach out to those farthest from a divine …

CDC Gun Violence Study's Findings Not What Obama Wanted

<b>Second Amendment:</b> The White House asked the Centers for Disease Control "to research the causes and prevention of gun violence." We're pretty sure …

Guns

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

What if we named hurricanes after climate change deniers?

<b>(Screenshot, ClimateNameChange.org)</b><p>A 350.org campaign has some fun at conservative politicians’ expense<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 26, 2013 9:40pm (UTC)<p>The environmental group 350.org launched a new campaign focusing on the link between global warming and extreme weather. Ostensibly, they're petitioning …

Will Obamacare Destroy Jobs?

White House photo/Pete Souza<p>Health reform may make Americans work less<p>BEFORE the recession, Richard Clark's cleaning company in Florida had 200 employees, about half of them working full time. These days it has about 150, with 80% part-time. The downturn explains some of this. But Mr Clark also …

Health Care

Is Muhammad Mentioned in the Bible?

Bible