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A proposed bill to strengthen our country’s technological infrastructure

A proposed bill to strengthen our country’s technological infrastructure: Remove the exemption classification for IT workers. Mandate that any flexible hours worked outside of the normal shift in response to an incident or other business-driven trigger (“on-call” activation) is considered … Continue reading

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What’s in the Paris Agreement anyway?

I’m so tired ya’ll There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what the Paris Agreement is, what it obligates the United States to, and what it obligates countries like China and India to. So let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Some mothers are awful. I want you to remember that. Today, everyone’s going to be talking about mothers. Everyone’s going to talk about this special kind of love, this unconditional, selfless love that mothers have for their children. They’re going … Continue reading

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What’s in House Bill 1628 (AHCA) Anyway?

Taking a breather from the ACA, which is existing law, let’s look at the first serious attempt to “repeal and replace” it: House Bill 1628. You can find the full text here if you want to read it yourself, which … Continue reading

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What’s In The ACA Anyway? (Part 7)

Welcome back! As always, you can follow along at congress.gov, which offers a (very dry) summary and a (even drier) full text version. Title IV:  Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health One of the things that leads to a high … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about gender

(I promise, I’m going to get back to the ACA bill real soon now. This is just some collected thoughts I’ve been meaning to write about) Let’s start here: When I was little, I don’t think I was a little … Continue reading

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What’s in the ACA anyway? [part 6]

Welcome back! We’ve gotten through the general reforms and are ready to tackle the exchange. As always, you can follow along at congress.gov, which offers a (very dry) summary and a (even drier) full text version. Title III (continued) Specific Medicare … Continue reading

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