The problem with employer-sponsored health insurance

The Supreme Court ruled with one of its splendid 5-4 rulings that for-profit employers with religious objections don’t have to provide contraception coverage in health insurance plans. The five so-called “conservative” justices sided with Hobby Lobby, saying that the family-run company had to choose between violating its sincerely held religious beliefs or making all of their employees lose their existing healthcare plans, plans that the employees along with Hobby Lobby, pay for.

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Cliven Bundy is a racist idiot

Rancher Cliven Bundy poses at his home in Bunkerville, NevadaNevada rancher Cliven Bundy was in the news recently for allowing his cattle to graze on federal land without paying for the privilege. He’s evidently been doing this for twenty years. The reason he’s never paid for the privilege of having his cattle graze on federal land, like other ranchers do, is because he chooses not to do business with the federal government. Since nowhere in the Constitution does it say Americans can’t use land owned by the federal government, he’s not paying.

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Federal judge rules that NSA program appears to violate the Constitution

Federal judge rules that NSA program appears to violate the Constitution
Richard Leon, a federal from the U.S. District Court in Washington appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled yesterday that the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting records of all telephone calls made in the United States, violates the U.S. Constitution. Leon ruled in favor of two Americans who sued the NSA to have their phone records expunged from the NSA’s massive phone database. The judge ruled that the Fourth Amendment, the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure, made what the NSA has been doing, unconstitutional.

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