Tag Archives: women’s rights

The Endorsement Of Wendy Davis

There is the old saw about being an overnight sensation after a lifetime of hard work; Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is a living example.  Her personal saga is a bootstraps story to be admired and respected. 

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Will America Remain A Secular Nation

The United States of America is a secular nation where the majority of its citizens happen to be Christians.  OK, I’ve set the right wings’ hair on fire, but the truth usually does.  The first ten words of the First … Continue reading

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A Win For Women

Tuesday the Supreme Court refused to hear Pruitt v Nova Health Systems, (as in Republican Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt).  The case questioned the constitutionality of an Oklahoma law requiring a physician or their certified technician to perform an ultrasound … Continue reading

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The Paradox Of Democratic Patriotism

In today’s American politics what could be very good for the Democratic Party could be disastrous for the country if it goes slightly wrong.  Monday morning the news of just such a situation developing in Texas came my way.  It … Continue reading

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Chauvanist Spendthrifts

The Republicans repeatedly deny they are waging a war on women.  Evidence would lead you to conclude to the opposite.  The Republicans claim to be fiscal conservatives who guard against government waste.  Again, the evidence does not support that conclusion.  … Continue reading

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Fashion In The Court

Yesterday was the first Monday in October and to political junkies that can only mean one thing: the Supreme Court is back in session.  I’m an old guy and what many would describe as an old jock at that, so … Continue reading

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Network Suppression?

One key to defeating any opponent is to understand their true motivation.  In sports we have fakes and misdirection plays to deceive the defense.  In politics much of what is said is spin designed to make the speaker’s side look … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Steve King

Tea Party/Republican Representative Steve King, (IA-4), has been on my radar screen for a long time.  Until today he avoided induction into Harry’s Hell simply because he lacked significance.  He might have attained it if he had the courage to … Continue reading

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None?

During an October 2012 gubernatorial debate then Republican candidate Pat McCrory was asked, “If you’re elected Governor what further restrictions on abortion would you agree to sign?”  He replied with a one word answer, “None”.  The question came from well … Continue reading

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Imperfect 10

Monday the news came out of North Dakota that U. S. District Judge Daniel Houland issued a preliminary injunction preventing North Dakota’s new anti-choice law from going into effect.  This was not a surprise.  By my count, North Dakota is … Continue reading

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