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Obamacare comparison to slavery crosses the line

In 1839, a 35-year- old Benjamin Disraeli spoke thus in the British House of Commons: “Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit […]

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Obamacare comparison to slavery crosses the line

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In 1839, a 35-year- old Benjamin Disraeli spoke thus in the British House of Commons: “Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit […]

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Baltimore’s casualties mount up as Congress sits on the sideline: How many more?

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