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What Evidence Proves: Ben Carson and His Unprofessional Take on the Pyramids

Alien Guy from History Channel saying "Grain Storage"

BuzzFeed recently uncovered an old video of now-presidential hopeful Ben Carson expressing the belief that ancient Egyptian pyramids were granaries rather than the archeologically accepted explanation of them being tombs. When asked, Carson acknowledged that he still holds this belief. “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” said Carson, referring the Old Testament story where the prophet Joseph warned the pharaoh of famine and recommended great quantities of grain be stored. “I happen to

The Changing View of Religious Rights: Fallout from Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

One of these people shouldn't have a say in your access to birth control

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  – US Constitution, 1st Amendment The first amendment was written in a country full of religious refugees (and descendants of the same) who fled fractured Europe where millions of people had died in wars over religion.  It did away with religious requirements for government jobs, which could be found both in Europe and the colonies. It barred the government from limiting any specific expression

Politics of the ACA; also, There’s Three Kinds of Lies

Cancelled and Approved Stamps

There’s three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. Numbers are easy to manipulate.  You can fairly easily tell technical truths while obscuring the actual truth, or, at least, over-simplifying complex issues.  Pundits and politicians do it all the time. Unless, of course, you’re just lying. Unless you live under a rock (and it would have to be a very remote rock), you have heard the accusations that millions of Americans had their insurance policies cancelled (or have been

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

Healthcare 101 Header

As my university job ends, and I continue to juggle medical issues, I have been scrambling to understanding insurance options. My husband, Jerry, has decent insurance available for himself, but it gets cost prohibitive if he adds a spouse.  So part of the answer is we’re going to have separate policies. My options are: Husband’s insurance, which is crap for me COBRA from the university, which will be incredibly expensive even factoring in the fact that I have met my