Morning Maddow: “This Is What Republican Politics Is Like Now”

A sincere mea culpa for the lack of content over the last several days. Was a holiday weekend in my neck of the tubes, so yrs truly decided to go all-in with some R&R time. Anyway, we are back and, baby, the Republicans are still fucking bat-shit. With the recent deluge of sonogram-rape legislation and...

Morning Maddow: Aspirin ain’t just for headaches (but what about hypocrisy?)

Yep — a picture indeed says a thousand words.  With GOP culture-warriors going all-in against contraception (apart from Bayer Aspirin — am I right, ‘gals’?) one is again struck by just how far beyond the contemporary 21st century mainstream the former Party of Lincoln has defiantly...

Morning Maddow: “Construction Hats? Really?”

Oh, look — yet another statement regarding Planned Parenthood services that apparently was not intended to be factual. This time it was purportedly Serious GOP Senate vet Orrin Hatch of Utah who decided to give facts the finger and proudly let his bull-feces flag fly. Alas, Sen. Hatch didn’t...

Monday Upper: Shorter USCCB — Forced Pregnancy Now, Forced Pregnancy Tomorrow, Forced Pregnancy Forever!

Not much to say: Last week, Obama offered a deft political compromise to the resurgent birth control debate (yes, I just wrote that). Despite this, US Catholic officials refused to budge from their hardline, pro-forced pregnancy position (RELIGIOUS LIBERTY!) So why the sudden Papal insurgency vs the (real)...

Morning Maddow: Contraception, Culture Wars, and the Utter Hypocrisy of Republicans (Redux)

Waitaminute — y’mean the GOP was FOR Obama’s suddenly controversial contraception legislation before they were against it? Oh, please — epic flip-flops are a longtime Republican trademark. Everyone’s favourite living argument for birth control has the 411. Watch it: Visit...

Regressive U.S. Birth Control Battle: “Your health care benefits shouldn’t depend on who your boss is.”

And speaking of vindictive Republican absurdity (h/t): [Yesterday] morning, House Speaker John Boehner vowed in a House floor speech to overturn the provision in thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that would require faith-affiliated hospitals and universities to include birth-control...

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