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THE UNFORTUNATE CASE OF ERIC GARNER

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For readers who haven’t yet heard, the case of Eric Garner is a troubling one. Basically, on July 17, 2014, on Staten Island, New York, this man was confronted on the street by NYC police officers. There was a prolonged

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Illegal Immigrants

Recently, a “crisis” developed along the southern American border concerning illegal immigrants under the age of eighteen. In fact, since the start of 2014, more than ninety thousand minors have crossed over the border illegally, and this number represents a

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THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE (PERILOUS HOBBIES II)

The Contraception Mandate by Bryancalabro 19 Feb 2012

At the end of last year, I wrote a post called “Perilous Hobbies,” wherein I detailed philosophical and ethical objections to a particular Obamacare mandate that demanded employers to pay for the contraception of their employees. The argument was based

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PERVERTED JUSTICE

Perverted Justice The Prophet MIcah

Justice is a term often used to denote a political or social mechanism to restore an offended party to its pre-injury condition, yet we live in a world of perverted justice, which tends to, in fact, not create harmony among

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THE CASE AGAINST REPARATIONS

The Case Against Reparations

The case against reparations is simple: in the 21st century, they simply will not right the wrongs that have been committed. By now, you may or may not have read the article written by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the May 21st,

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THE CASE AGAINST WAR

The Case Against War

While reading news online recently, I came across an article that detailed a very troubling statistic: in war, approximately 90% of all deaths are civilian casualties. In other words, for every 10 people that die because of war, 9 are

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ETHICAL DILEMMAS

Ethical Dilemmas

Are decisions made against the wishes of a person, but allegedly for that person’s best interest, the right or ethical thing to do? Are classic ethical dilemmas not those that involve multiple parties, each pursuing what they think is right

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HUMAN NATURE

The Creation of Adam

Is it human nature to be a bigot? Upon some earnest reflection, to me, the fact seems to be that all human beings engage in some form of perverse self-preservation and self-promotion by adopting scornful attitudes toward others not like

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ADDICTION

The Temptation of St Anthony

It came as quite a shock to me when reading recently that the FDA approved a new medication, Zohydro ER. This legal narcotic painkiller is a long-acting form of the analgesic hydrocodone. The short-acting version of this drug is more

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THE MEDICARE DATA SMOKESCREEN

Medical Care Card

At the beginning of this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made history by making all of its Medicare data public. This event was unprecedented because, for the first time ever, the public could now have free access

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