Category Archives: Planned Parenthood

The Outcome of Outrage

On May 31, 2009, George Tiller was shot through the eye and killed by an anti-abortion activist, Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita. Roeder was convicted of murder … Continue reading

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No Sufficient Second

John Boehner is gone, or as good as gone. November will find him back in Ohio, no longer Speaker of the House and no longer a congressman. He grinned when he resigned. He sang a bit of that Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da song … Continue reading

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Base Moves

Ten years ago everyone was trying to figure out what happened the year before. In spite of the mess that Iraq was becoming, and the mess Afghanistan already was, George W. Bush was reelected. Saddam Hussein had no weapons of … Continue reading

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Winning by Losing

There’s what they call a Pyrrhic victory, where you win, but the war cost you so much you have nothing left. King Pyrrhus of Epirus’ army suffered irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at Heraclea in 280 BC and Asculum … Continue reading

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Addicted to Resentment

It was too good to be true. A few weeks ago it seemed the Republicans were going to get their act together and we’d once again have two functioning political parties, each presenting policy suggestions based on clear principles, not … Continue reading

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