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Since the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, has been upheld and any sort of repeal looks unlikely, the onus is now on state lawmakers to implement it in time for 2014, when the bulk of the law goes into effect. One portion of it, the expansion of Medicaid to cover families who earn as much as 138 percent more than the federal poverty line, is entirely voluntary. However, it should be a no-brainer to support, as it benefits not only the uninsured, but also hospitals, the insured, and more generally, the economy. more
Fried chicken might be the closest thing to a perfect food (considering taste, not nutritional benefits). I love its greasy, crispy breading and skin and its tender, often mouth-burning center. … more
Last Sunday we got to experience one of the biggest, most-watched events of the entire year. more
Sometimes it’s really amazing to look at technology and see the things that humans have come up with over the years. more
Though I don’t share in the general loathing of the dentist office that’s the norm among most of my friends and acquaintances, there are parts of my visits I find frustrating. more
I recently heard a report on the radio about how the massive, ancient Ogallala Aquifer running underneath much of the plains states, like Kansas and Nebraska, is beginning to dry up. After decades of farmers there using it to irrigate feed for cattle and more water-intensive crops like corn that otherwise would struggle in the conditions there, my first thought was, “Really? They just now figured that out?” more
Being a parent of twins is always an adventure for my wife, Kay, and me. There is always something new, and it’s always a challenge. Apparently the boys are gigantic hockey fans. I love hockey too, and I never thought I’d ever tire of hearing the word, but after it has been said 7,340,204 times — within a period of about two hours — it starts to wear on you. more
Not long ago, I described how I once loathed being in the vicinity of several children — that high volumes emitting from small statures was equivalent to a nightmare — but that has changed as I have gotten older and become an uncle. more
In just a couple weeks, young children, and some who are not so young, will celebrate Halloween. This holiday has to be one of the most fun holidays for children simply because its whole premise is a public stamp of approval to disobey parental and dentist recommendations and eat as much candy as is physically possible. more
As our readers are probably aware, there are two different versions of our publications every week — our traditional print version that comes out once a week, and the online version that is updated daily. What you may not realize is, if you’re only reading in print or online, you’re not seeing everything we have to offer. more
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