About That Family Planning Provision

First, it’s not dead: Women’s health advocates were dismayed this week to see the removal of family-planning aid from Congress’ economic recovery bill after a push by Republicans to politicize a generally cut-and-dry issue of Medicaid waivers. (Time has some good background here.) But the...

A [Weak?] Week’s Worth of Work

At the rate these criticisms are mounting, Obama will be lucky if he escapes impeachment in March.  It’s been literally seven days since he took office, and his foreign policy and domestic policy initiatives have been roundly questioned.  Remember folks: Bush fucked things up in 8 years; Obama’s...

Obama Revokes Global Gag Rule

On his third day in office, Pres. Obama has revoked the global gag rule, which was first implemented by Ronald Reagan and then was reversed by Pres. Clinton and subsequently reinstated by Bush 43. The global gag rule — also known as the “Mexico City policy” because Reagan put it into force...

Relevance

At a press conference today, President Bush got a little defensive when asked about his veto of the SCHIP bill, claiming that the veto was something he employed to ensure that he was still relevant.  Pressed even further about whether he was still relevant, Bush replied, “I’ve never felt more...