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Jason Alderman

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LGBT Couples Often Face Additional Financial Hurdles

Jason Alderman | Posted July 11, 2012

LGBT couples -- and individuals -- often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
Taylor Lincoln

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The GOP's Redonkulous Alternative to Obamacare

Taylor Lincoln | Posted July 11, 2012

Policymakers more concerned with their legacies than scoring political points would do well to transfer the energy they have devoted to demonizing litigation to championing proven patient safety measures that would save lives.
Liz Ryan

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The Five Worst Reasons to Go to Grad School

Liz Ryan | Posted July 11, 2012

The person who gets an advanced degree to impress other people is always the least impressive person at any gathering -- and why would that surprise us?
Harold Schaitberger

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5 Myths About Public Employee Pensions

Harold Schaitberger | Posted July 11, 2012

About 10,000 Americans a day are turning 65 years old. While Wall Street's 401(k) plans have done nothing to help retirees enjoy their golden years, defined benefit plans are the best way to support retirees and allow them to continue to contribute to their local economies.
Jonathan Backer

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Misleading Data on Outside Spending

Jonathan Backer | Posted July 11, 2012

there are no winners or losers in the outside spending race to the bottom. Everyone loses when our democracy is damaged by the outsized role of unlimited, undisclosed spending, no matter the ideology of the spender.
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

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Do-It-Yourself Fizzy Water Should Not Cost $8 at a Restaurant

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted July 11, 2012

Lately, I've wondered if some restaurants are pulling a fast one. Have you noticed it, too? I'm talking about carbonated water served at the restaurant with no brand label.
Jinny Ditzler

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Money: Moving From Pain to Prosperity

Jinny Ditzler | Posted July 11, 2012

Most of us are in a world of hurt about money. While you might not see a way to change the bigger picture, I guarantee you can improve things dramatically on the home front.
Pablo Eisenberg

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How Philanthropists Can Promote Democracy: Buy a Daily Newspaper

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted July 11, 2012

What could be more urgent today than protecting the free flow of information in a country increasingly dominated by unaccountable institutions and corrupt politics?
Andy Stern

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Palin Is Right: House Death Panel Vote "Is Downright Evil" -- People Would Die!

Andy Stern | Posted July 11, 2012

This week, the Death Panel has finally raised its deadly head, not in HHS or the Obama Administration, but in the Republican-led US House of Representatives.