Trampling on the First Amendment

This may not technically be unconstitutional, since it’s a state government that’s endorsing a particular religion not Congress or the federal government, but it’s certainly totally antithetical to the spirit of religious freedom, and to the Founders’ intent and determination to keep...

Andrew McCarthy: Slimebucket Extraordinaire

McCarthy is always repulsive, but he’s outdone his own record this time — which, believe me, is not easy to do. McCarthy’s piece is a response to Arif Alikhan, Los Angeles’s deputy mayor. Alikhan was recently appointed by Pres. Obama to the position of assistant secretary for policy...

Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

New Texas Law Defunds Planned Parenthood

Yesterday, I wrote about Wisconsin passing a new budget that defunds Planned Parenthood. Today, I see that Texas has just passed an “omnibus health bill” that also defunds Planned Parenthood, and for good measure turns Medicaid into a block grant, which of course will mean less money and fewer...

Michele Bachmann’s Flawed ‘Consistency’ on LGBT Rights

Despite Michele Bachmann’s support for New York State’s right to legalize same-sex marriage, her position on this issue is still inconsistent and illogical. Here is what she told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday (emphasis is in the original): BACHMANN: In New York state, they have passed the law...

One Step Closer to A More Perfect Union

With 29 Democrats and 4 Republicans voting in favor of legalizing same sex marriage in the State of New York, the NY State Senate has just taken a huge step toward making the United States of America a more perfect union. You will likely hear many people complaining that this is was not a brave vote and...

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