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Aaron Alexis' Mental Illness is a Sign of a Hidden Epidemic

Mental health is not an excuse, it's an epidemic.

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Robert Bales Massacred 16 Afghans, and This Drug May Be to Blame

Was Bales improperly prescribed a drug with known dangerous side effects?

Abortion Laws: Will We Ever Agree On the Moment of Conception?

Trick question. Agreeing on the moment of conception doesn't actually matter that much as long as the pro-life movement keeps up its double standards.
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Supreme Court DOMA Vote: Why 4 Justices Stood Up For the Federal Law

4 Supreme Court Justices got it wrong.

Ft. Hood Massacre: Shooter Still Gets a Government Paycheck, While Victims’ Families Struggle

Nidal Malik Hasan is still drawing a paycheck, because he hasn't been convicted yet. But the larger question is, who let this happen in the first place?

PTSD: Supporting Our Troops Means Being On the Lookout For Symtoms

With the war in Iraq over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, it's important to remmeber that our soldiers will continue to cope with what they've seen. They need our support.

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Boy Scouts Gay Ban: Will It Be Overturned?

People are afraid of gays, just like once they were afraid of lefties.
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26,000 Sexual Assaults in the Military in 2012, But How Many Held Accountable?

Why it doesn't matter how this relates to civilian assaults.
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Immigration Reform 2013: How It Could Cripple the Construction Industry

If a large number of construction workers are suddenly no longer undocumented and illegal, it is likely they would no longer be willing to work for minimum wage.
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Hillary Clinton 2016: She IS Considering Running For President

Will she run? Can she win? Hillary doesn't have an answer yet, but she's working on it.
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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Still Waiting On Benefits From the VA

Who is to blame for the claims backlog at the Veterans Administration? Should Eric Shinseki step down?

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Justice Scalia Should Recuse Himself From the Prop 8 and DOMA Cases

Scalia's oft-stated bias against gays should cause his recusal in the important same-sex marriage cases beginning this week. He is dangerously far from impartial.
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Chris Kyle Murder Once Again Highlights the PTSD Crisis in America

We must do a better job of diagnosing PTSD and treating it, but we also must know that no good can come from repeatedly painting PTSD victims as damaged, out of control people.
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Gun Control Legislation is Another Victim of Our Short Attention Span

We're great at talking about gun control legislation, but ultimately, it's our attention span that prevents any break through.
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Chick-Fil-A is Secretly Continuing Its Anti-Gay Donations

Truett Cathy and his family have every right to continue to fund anti-gay organizations, just as Americans who oppose their bigotry have every right to continue to boycott Chick-Fil-A.
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Debt Ceiling 2013: Why Republicans Don't Care if the US Defaults, as Long as They Destroy the Democrats

If the GOP believes its job is to destroy the Democratic Party, Republicans should re-read their oath of office or go home.

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PTSD Among Veterans is the Biggest Crisis Congress Isn’t Talking About

When Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain Injury affect as many as 20% of service members, our government needs to take action.
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Has No Respect for Taxpayers

$750,000 was spent on Pat McCrory's transition, to become the new governor of North Carolina.
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Fiscal Cliff Tax Rate Spike: How Congress Played Chicken And Lost

Regardless of your political preference, you’re gonna get screwed today. When it’s over, take time to communicate your feelings to your senators and representative so this never happens again.
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Gun Control Debate: 6 Chilling Facts About Guns in the U.S.

After the Sandy Hook, we need to reevaluate the ease of buying a gun. These six facts about guns in America should make us think how.