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Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

July 13th, 2024 - 1:00 am § in Politics, Republicans

How Republicans are fighting abortion initiatives

For decades, overturning Roe v. Wade was the holy grail of the right-to-life movement. After grotesque Senate machinations created a pro-life majority on the Supreme Court, they got a decision leaving abortion rights up to the states. What happened next was predictable, given that two-thirds of Amer[...]

June 30th, 2024 - 7:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Trump VP hopeful “evolves” on abortion

Trump has a talent for turning once-reasonable people into groveling sycophants. The latest Republican to fall under his spell is North Dakota governor Doug Burgum, a tech millionaire turned politician. Not so long ago, Burgum (photo, left; profile here) said outlawing abortion made it “unsafe[...]

May 20th, 2024 - 3:39 pm § in Health, Politics, Republicans

Ex-legislator has second thoughts about strict abortion ban

Former Idaho state senator Jim Woodward (photo, left) voted for all the legislative bills that made his state’s abortion ban among the strictest in the country, a Politico story begins (read it here). In 2020, he voted for a law that threatens doctors with “fines, lawsuits, jail time and rev[...]

May 19th, 2024 - 10:55 am § in Biden

Will Butker be a butt when he meets Biden again?

Biden’s press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, said the entire team is invited — “we always do that” — and it’s up to the team whether he comes with them. (Read story here.) The Kansas City Chiefs player (photo, left) is a man of strong opinions. A devout Catholic, he’s criticize[...]

May 14th, 2024 - 5:02 pm § in America, Economics, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

GOP veep hopeful wants to eliminate no-fault divorce

Ben Carson (photo, left), a celebrity surgeon turned failed politician (see bio here) and possible 2024 Trump running mate, wants to end no-fault divorce, NBC News reported on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (read story here). “For the sake of families,” he says. His shtick is that if divorcing is eas[...]

May 5th, 2024 - 12:59 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Making abortion legal again

Abortion bans are unpopular, and voters are taking the laws into their own hands. “Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago, abortion rights advocates have won in seven out of seven abortion-related ballot measures,” a Mother Jones article noted on May 4, 2024 (read i[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 2:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans can’t escape their unpopular policies

It’s hard for ordinary people like me to fathom why anybody would want to be president, but a number of Republican politicians do, and they all have a problem. Most Americans hate their positions on abortion and guns. On top of that, the GOP has long been a party for the rich, and often indiff[...]

April 9th, 2023 - 9:30 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Should a rogue judge be disobeyed?

Complying with a judge’s orders, and enforcing them, is central to rule of law. But what if a judge flouts all the rules of law? Should his order be ignored? Two wrongs don’t make a right; if we start doing that, the law doesn’t exist anymore. Matthew Kacsmaryk shouldn’t be a[...]

April 7th, 2023 - 5:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

A tale of two judges

In Texas, a blatantly partisan federal judge who worked for a Christian law firm before Trump and GOP senators put him on the bench revoked the FDA’s approval of an abortion drug on Friday, April 7, 2023, blocking its use nationwide (see stories here). The ruling was expected, because Judge Ka[...]

March 29th, 2023 - 2:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP senator holds military promotions hostage

Tommy Tuberville’s success as a football coach propelled him into the U.S. Senate, and that’s a problem, because he’s dumber than a box of rocks. Sen. Tuberville (R-AL) has slapped a hold on high-ranking military promotions because he doesn’t like Pentagon abortion policies. [...]