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January 11th, 2022 - 7:14 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

What’s next, funerals for fingernail clippings?

“It brings me no joy to sue one of our own cities,” Delaware’s attorney general said when she took legal action today against the city council of Seaford, a town of fewer than 8,000 people, for enacting an ordinance that requires “anyone who has an abortion or experiences a miscarria[...]

December 16th, 2021 - 8:58 pm § in America, Christianity, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Forcing kids to be born into poverty

The worst states for children are those with the most restrictive abortion laws, CNN says (story here). Most of the 21 states with anti-abortion laws waiting for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade “fall into the bottom half of state rankings on a wide array of measures tracking the well[...]

December 12th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

What happens when Democrats behave like Republicans

California’s Democratic governor has “directed his staff to collaborate with the legislature and attorney general to draft a bill” to offer cash bounties to citizen legal vigilantes who sue “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or part[...]

December 1st, 2021 - 11:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The hypocrisy of Susan Collins

“Sen. Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, favors passing legislation to enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into law,” NBC News reported on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (here), as the Supreme Court listens to oral arguments in a Mississippi case challenging Roe v. Wade.[...]

December 1st, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Law and Courts

What now for abortion rights?

That’s a really tough question. Right now, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Mississippi case, and court watchers are parsing the justices’ questions for clues about where their thinking is going. This game of “Clue” is producing a lot of handwringing in the [...]

October 11th, 2021 - 12:56 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

WSU coach’s odds of getting vax exemption don’t look good

WSU football coach Nick Rolovich could lose his job if he doesn’t comply with the vaccine mandate applicable to all state employees. Rolovich, a Catholic, has applied for a religious exemption, presumably on the grounds that fetal tissue was used in vaccine testing (although not in the vaccine[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 11:13 am § in Law and Courts

How to beat Texas’ anti-abortion law

Even though abortion is still a constitutional right, for now, the media give the impression Texas’ law against it is unassailable in the courts. For example, The Hill noted (here) the law’s novel approach of “private enforcement has thrown up procedural obstacles to” legal c[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 7:56 pm § in Humor

Texas women’s rights council

Just kidding. Texas Republicans aren’t like the Taliban. They let women leave. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 11:49 am § in Politics

How to be a GOP candidate in 2021

Man, it isn’t easy. Nobody ever wrote a playbook for this. Let’s say you’re a clean-cut businessman (photo) who wants to run for governor in a staid and slightly blue-leaning state (e.g. Virginia) on traditional pro-business issues. This both gives you an advantage and puts you at [...]

July 22nd, 2021 - 11:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Overturn Roe v. Wade? You can ask.

“Mississippi’s attorney general urged the Supreme Court in a Thursday brief to overrule Roe v. Wade next term when the justices review Mississippi’s ban on virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy,” The Hill reported on July 22, 2021. “Calling the court’s precedent[...]