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No One Wants an Abortion, But It Isn’t A “Difficult Decision”

By |August 17th, 2014|

…when the pro-choice community frames abortion as a difficult decision, it implies that women need help deciding, which opens the door to paternalistic and demeaning “informed consent” laws. It also stigmatizes abortion and the women who need it. [Washington Post]

THE op-ed by Janet Harris, former communications director of Emily’s List, has attracted a swarm […]

Thanks to Samuel Alito & his Friends, Single Payer Just Got Closer

By |July 2nd, 2014|

AS HAS been written here dozens of times, I’ve never been a fan of the Affordability Care Act, also known as Obamacare. There was really no other choice if some sort of coverage for the uninsured was going to be cobbled together and passed in Congress. Everyone knew it, so everyone sucked it up, […]

Pelosi Capitulates, Democrats Join Benghazi Farce

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Representative Nancy Pelosi of California on Wednesday appointed a full slate of senior House Democrats to a special committee investigating the 2012 attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, surprising some in her party by giving legitimacy to an inquiry many had dismissed as a political stunt. [New York Times]
THIS IS one of […]

Republicans to Begin Benghazi Probe After Pelosi Rejects Onerous Rules – Elizabeth Warren Weighs In

By |May 10th, 2014|

According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas without consulting with Democrats. The rules would also allow Republicans to prevent Democrats from interviewing witnesses. [Washington Examiner]

DEMOCRATS rightly rejected Rep. Trey Gowdy’s rules for the select committee on Benghazi, which amounted […]

Democrats Schooled: Select Committee on Benghazi, Not on Iraq War Lies

By |May 6th, 2014|

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA came into office he didn’t want to look back and Speaker Nancy Pelosi went along, which they’re now getting schooled is not how you navigate treacherous political waters if you want to set standards of what’s worth investigating. It’s politics 101 in Washington.

If ever a select committee was required it was […]

Rep. Adam Schiff, then George Will, Slam Select Benghazi Committee as “Colossal Waste of Time,” and All About Hillary

By |May 4th, 2014|

“I think it’s a colossal waste of time,” he said. “I don’t think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate. … “I don’t think it makes sense for us to give this select committee any more credibility than it deserves, and frankly I don’t think it deserves very much…”
– Democratic Rep. Adam […]

President Obama: “The debate over repealing this law is over.”

By |April 1st, 2014|

“There still aren’t any death panels.” – President Obama

TODAY in the Rose Garden President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had their moment. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” Obama declared. Democratic champions joined him, Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Dick Durbin, staunch Obama allies, there to enjoy the victory […]

House Leadership Offers Immigration Legalization, Tea Party GOP Says #NoAmnesty

By |January 31st, 2014|

…by finding grievous fault with any workable””much less politically feasible””approach for dealing with the undocumented, they are actually fighting to ensure nothing replaces deportations and self-deportations as the de facto policy, particularly in a future Republican administration that owes nothing to Hispanic or Asian voters. – Ed Kilgore

HOUSE REPUBLICAN leaders have moved off of […]

Shutdown Makes D.C. Drunk, Because Democrats are Hanging Tough

By |October 5th, 2013|

The intransigence of Democrats, from Obama on down to red-state senators, has surprised the GOP. – Dave Weigel

OF COURSE it would be Buzzfeed that gets the scoop on D.C. being drunk during the shutdown, with furloughed workers coming in and staying all day after signing off on their furlough papers. But the reason they’re […]

Queer Talk: Sochi Olympic Organizers Ask IOC For PR Help

By |September 13th, 2013|

That really does seem to be the biggest concern of the Sochi Olympic organizers, in anti-LGBT Russia: PR. Consistent and bad public relations about the nation’s ban on LGBT “propaganda,” which basically means any word or action that might present the “non-traditional” in a positive light is banned. Not that “non-traditional” homosexuals are banned. […]