Tag Archives: Contraception Mandate

Women Problems

The art of politics might be in choosing one day to clarify matters. People turn out to vote when they think they’ve got it straight – who stands for what and why. That’s never all that clear, because one news … Continue reading

Posted in Equal Pay for Equal Work, Republican War on Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Embracing the Dark Recent Past

For a time the Catholic Church had decided to align itself with the Republican Party – ten years ago it was refusing communion to American Catholic politicians who held that abortion was legal, and that the right to choose abortion … Continue reading

Posted in Torture, Torture Doesn't Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shifting Into Reverse

As the 2012 Republican primary process lurched to its sad conclusion – after the caucuses and twenty surreal debates, along with the scattered state primaries – it became clear that Obama would face Mitt Romney, which was fine with the … Continue reading

Posted in New War on Contraception | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Not Broccoli This Time

The Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras in the room during oral arguments, and they’d never consider allowing those oral arguments – with the best legal minds in the country presenting differing views on momentous issues that will change all our … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act of 2010, Religious Exemption from the Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That Reagan Sunset

Nothing is random. That masthead photo at the top of the page, which has been up there since early March 2007, is not just a sunset, it’s a political sunset. It’s sunset on June 12, 2004, looking northwest from Mulholland … Continue reading

Posted in End of the Republican Party, Reagan's Legacy, Social Conservatives Fight Back | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment