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War on Poor

Presumed Unworthy

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Mary Anne Franks

The possibility of being imperfect -- of making mistakes -- without dire consequences is in some respects the very definition of privilege. For only some groups need to fear that they may trip the wire of state-sanctioned violence at any moment.

Freedom Is Now Affordable

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I am always confused by critics of health care reform who associate freedom with employer-provided health insurance. There is nothing more freeing than having the opportunity to pursue a dream without the worry that you're one accident away from incurring crippling debt.