Mary Theroux | Monday August 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM PDT | 2 Comments
“Con game,” of course, is slang for “Confidence trick,” which Wikipedia describes as: Confidence tricks exploit typical human characteristics such as greed, dishonesty, vanity, honesty, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, desperation and naïveté. As such, there is no consistent profile of a confidence trick victim; the common factor is simply that the victim relies on the...
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Tags: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Tax Policy, Business, California, contraceptive mandate, Education, Healthcare, Insurance, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Personal Liberty, Price Control, Welfare, Women
Anthony Gregory | at 12:28 PM PDT | 101 Comments
Sixty-seven years ago, on August 6, 1945, the Truman administration dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing tens of thousands of men, women, and children, and causing a nuclear catastrophe that took thousands of more lives in the weeks and years that followed. Three days later, on August 9, the U.S. followed up...
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John C. Goodman | at 11:50 AM PDT | 15 Comments
In 1980, Census Bureau statistics showed that less than 1 percent of the population had been denied health insurance because of a health condition. Moreover, this was a period of time when there were few legislative remedies. Even so, this 1 percent was a politically vocal group and, in many cases, they evoked understandable...
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