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Climate Change For Evangelical Christians: Actions Have Consequences

photo by Geoffrey McAllister / Chicago Tribune

Those of us who accept the scientific consensus know there will be consequences of inaction on climate change. But instead of our inaction, what about the consequences of our actions? What we don’t consider is the consequences of our actions in a faith-based sense, that might speak to the evangelical Christians who reject climate change….
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America’s 9/11 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Continues With ISIS

photo by Ben Yokitis (Flickr)

Thirteen years after the obviously unforgettable tragedy of 9/11/2001, we still continue to suffer from the effects of that traumatic event. We are told to “never forget” as if we ever would, but we never much reflect beyond that tired refrain. While we hoped President Obama would not continue to steer us along this ineffective yet resolved path, a…
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CHART: Obama’s Private Sector Job Growth vs. Clinton, Reagan

Photo by Jacquelyn Martin / AP

There are many inconvenient truths for Republicans and conservatives when it comes to President Obama’s achievements. For example, health care spending has slowed dramatically and Medicare is now spending $1000 less per beneficiary, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Another inconvenient truth for conservatives is that the private sector has consistently added jobs over the last four…
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Paul Krugman: Medicare Spending Is Down Sharply

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images

Since the mainstream media is mum, and even liberal MSNBC is mostly silent, I thought I’d share a little tidbit about health care spending. Over the last few years, overall health care spending has slowed dramatically, and now we find out Medicare is spending $1,000 less per beneficiary than originally projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)….
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