Archive for November 27th, 2013

Embarkation of the Pilgrims, painting which hangs in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

The Pilgrims Are Still Here

The Pilgrims of 1620 aren’t all gone. There are Pilgrims here in America still today. As we give thanks this Thanksgiving 2013, do you understand the bridge, the connection between the Pilgrims of 1620 and the “Pilgrims” of today?

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Message to GOP Establishment: Whimpering Isn’t Leadership

Message to GOP Establishment: Whimpering Isn’t Leadership

Republican leadership seems more concerned with taking on the tea party and any candidate that dares to question their effectiveness, instead of doing what they should be doing to defend their party’s prerogatives in the institution of the Senate.Apparently, that taking out the tea party is a more urgent problem to leaders than the impending destruction of the nation’s health care system and the disintegration of the Senate as a meaningful check on executive power.

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Real Gun Safety Doesn’t Involve Gun Control

Real Gun Safety Doesn’t Involve Gun Control

All trained gun users know what gun safety involves. In fact, even gun owners with the most rudimentary knowledge understand the basics of gun safety. So do we really need government–especially the federal government–to help us figure out how to keep and bear firearms safely?

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In English: The ‘Nuclear Option’

In English: The ‘Nuclear Option’

In case you’ve had difficulty understanding what the “nuclear option” concerning the filibuster is all about, CitizenLink put together this piece to explain it all, including “cloture votes” and all that wonkish stuff. They also cover why the whole thing is important–to the Constitution, and in preventing terrible nominees from seeing the light of day.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hebron Couple Caught Medicare Billing Error

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hebron Couple Caught Medicare Billing Error

On November 25, 2013, I worked with a senior citizen couple from Hebron, Indiana. The couple had caught a Medicare related medical bill error and wanted to know what they should do about it. The wife had visited a doctor’s office in Merrillville on a particular day. But, Medicare reported to the couple’s insurance company that both the wife and the husband had used the same doctor on the same day. The couple’s insurance company paid both claims.

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