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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. [...]

March 17th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

There are times you don’t negotiate and this is one of them

Wisconsin is a mini-Hungary, where a rightwing minority imposes its will on a more liberal majority. The state is heavily gerrymandered; in 2018, Republicans “won” two-thirds of the Assembly seats with 45% of the popular vote. The state supreme court is brazenly partisan, but conservativ[...]

March 6th, 2023 - 11:07 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas abortion law endangers women (video)

Move to Washington. We don’t persecute doctors and pregnant women here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a┬ástate judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Louisiana Republicans go Taliban on abortions

A GOP bill is moving through the Louisiana legislature that defines abortion as “murder” and will send women to prison for life, with no exceptions for rape or even saving the life of the mother. It also would imprison doctors for destroying in-vitro fertilization embryos, and ban Plan B[...]

September 17th, 2022 - 1:24 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

California governor advertises abortions in red states

While the GOP governors of Florida and Texas are spending taxpayer money to dump migrants in blue states (and Florida’s governor, at least, may have stepped on a landmine in doing so, see story here), California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a political stunt of his own. He’s invading their turf[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 1:50 am § in Politics

GOP candidates are changing their tune on abortion, but voters shouldn’t trust them

There’s nothing particularly new about candidates of both parties adopting strident rhetoric to win over highly partisan primary voters, than softening their tone — and positions — in the general election campaign. It’s happening again in the 2022 midterm elections. The Guard[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 4:36 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion

A Handmaid’s tale: Who really killed Roe v. Wade?

Roe v. Wade was overturned by a single vote. The case that overturned it was decided 6-3, but Chief Justice Roberts only concurred in reversing the lower court decision on narrower grounds, and wasn’t in favor of completely scrapping Roe v. Wade. Without Amy Cony Barrett’s vote, Roe v. W[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 12:25 am § in Politics

Is Marco Rubio trying to commit political suicide?

Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been a U.S. Senator for 11 years now, and over that time he’s committed to being mealy-mouthed about abortion (see article here). He’s also flip-flopped. Back in 2013, he sponsored a Senate bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks, with exceptions for the life of the mo[...]

August 23rd, 2022 - 5:45 pm § in Politics

Vote first, ask questions later

A South Carolina GOP state legislator claims he’s been losing sleeping after being told by a doctor the fetal heartbeat bill he voted for could’ve killed a teenage girl. Sounds like he has more conscience than most Republicans, but wouldn’t it have been better to consider the conse[...]