Tentative Deal Reached on VA Reform

va-healthcare-jpg The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans’ healthcare after they lashed out at each other over their competing bills late last week. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, said Sunday […] Continue Reading

Plan to Simplify 2015 Health Renewals May Backfire

HealthInsuranceProcess If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to […] Continue Reading

NY Times Comes Out for Marijuana Legalization

1108-marijuana_full_600 The New York Times has given the pot legalization movement a huge boost by coming out in an editorial today advocating for the repeal of federal marijuana laws. We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states […] Continue Reading

Russia Taking McDonald's to Court

mcd The scary-looking clown named Ronald McDonald and his minions are going to court. Russia, which has already denounced genetically modified food earlier this year, is now taking McDonald’s to court. A Moscow court recently announced that the fast food chain has violated Russia’s nutrition and safety codes for many of its burger and ice cream […] Continue Reading

Sitting Down is KILLING You!

05_Flatbed_WEB-  JANUARY   Original Filename: 93119511.jpg Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin — by saying that this is one of the worst things you can possibly do for your health. So please do yourself a big favour. Try getting out of your seat and reading this (computer screen) standing up. This may feel awkward, even downright strange at first, […] Continue Reading

The Government Is Cracking Down on School Bake Sales

1349983347bakesale Barely a month after federal regulations for school cafeterias kicked in, states are already pushing back. Specifically, they’re fighting nutrition standards that would considerably alter one of the most sacred rituals of the American public school system: bake sales. Twelve states have established their own policies to circumvent regulations in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act […] Continue Reading

Food Fight: Cafeteria Workers Say Kids Don't Want Michelle Obama's Lunches, Sales Down in 49 States

6277240734_75d5a813f9 School cafeteria workers, already frustrated that kids don’t like menus ordered by Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Department, slapped as “offensive” the first lady’s latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food. “It is offensive to America’s frontline cafeteria professionals to say that those who struggle with […] Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood Faces Investigation Over Videos Coaching Young Girls in BDSM

Planned-Parenthood-Sex-Ed The attorney general of Colorado says he will have his staff review the Live Action investigative video of a Denver Planned Parenthood employee coaching a young woman, believed to be only 15-years old, in the practice of high-risk sexual activities, including bondage/discipline and sado-masochistic sex (BDSM). The second installment of pro-life organization Live Action’s series […] Continue Reading