Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts (Guest Voice)
Aug26

Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts (Guest Voice)

Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts By Dick Polman Everyone has a beef about “the media,” and here’s mine: We typically highlight accusations of wrongdoing, but we typically bury the news when it turns out that the doer did no wrong. It’s a habit best articulated by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Sentence first, verdict afterwards.” That’s the deal right now with Planned...

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Legal Inefficiency
Aug25

Legal Inefficiency

All three branches of American government, on both the federal and state levels, have built in inefficiencies. The judiciary is not excluded. Some of this is structural due to constitutional guarantees and the proliferation of rules and regulations since the birth of the nation. And some of this is caused by lack of personnel, as the legislative and executive branches of the government do not want to spend the necessary money to hire...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Donald Trump and the 14th Amendment
Aug24

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Donald Trump and the 14th Amendment

Donald Trump and the 14th Amendment by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: —George F. Will: Trump defines down the GOP —A Good Chunk Of GOP Field Wants To Repeal The 14th Amendment —GOP Candidates Take Knife To Messican-Loving Parts Of Constitution (satire) —Is Donald Trump a useful idiot or a dangerous one? —Q&A: Explaining ‘Birthright Citizenship’ Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most...

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Stop digging the hole, Secretary Clinton (Guest Voice)
Aug23

Stop digging the hole, Secretary Clinton (Guest Voice)

Stop digging the hole, Secretary Clinton Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Dear Secretary Clinton: Your email problem has mushroomed from a self-inflicted nuisance to a self-inflicted wound. The reason is simple: At every decision point, you and your staff have made the wrong choice about how to proceed, erring on the side of secrecy and self-righteousness. The damage can’t be entirely undone. But some...

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Cartoon: Jared likes his meat fresh
Aug21

Cartoon: Jared likes his meat fresh

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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All votes matter
Aug20

All votes matter

WASHINGTON — Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years or decades later. The good thing about democracy is that there are no permanent defeats. The hard part is that some victories have to be won over and over. And so it is with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a monument to what can be achieved when grass-roots activism is harnessed to presidential and...

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Trump flunks immigration (Guest Voice)
Aug18

Trump flunks immigration (Guest Voice)

Trump flunks immigration by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s immigration proposal rests on three assumptions: that immigration hurts American workers; that illegal immigration, in particular, is linked to violent crime; and that illegal immigrants drain government resources. Each of these beliefs is belied by the available academic evidence. (1) “The influx of foreign workers...

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15 Reasons Why Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship Is A Horrible Idea (Guest Voice)
Aug18

15 Reasons Why Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship Is A Horrible Idea (Guest Voice)

Donald Trump doesn’t want children born in America to get U.S. citizenship if their parents are in the country illegally, as a part of his 100-200 billion dollar deportation plan . Birthright citizenship, legally known as jus soli guarantees the right of citizenship to people born on American soil. Birthright is currently guaranteed by the 14th… graphic via...

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The seduction of ignorance
Aug16

The seduction of ignorance

Within days of 9/11, latest documents show, the US government with partners ATT and Verizon, were engaged in deeply illegal monitoring of American voters. Keep in mind that the presidency had changed hands less than a year earlier in a way that severely challenged the authenticity of that general election. “Our pet goat” was in the White House and the system that guaranteed watchful eyes on the functioning of government,...

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Cartoon: Hillary Panic Button
Aug15

Cartoon: Hillary Panic Button

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides
Aug12

‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

WASHINGTON — As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.” The… graphic via...

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Step Down Mr. Paxton,  You’re Done
Aug09

Step Down Mr. Paxton, You’re Done

If I had the graphics skills displayed by the author of “Stick a fork in Trump because he is done,” I would stick a fork to the mug shot of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (above), as I believe he should be done, too. And so does the Editorial Board of the Austin American Statesman calling, in a powerful editorial today, for Paxton to step down. As we quoted the Statesman last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton “was arrested...

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Planned Parenthood on trial (Guest Editorial)
Aug05

Planned Parenthood on trial (Guest Editorial)

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Aug. 4: ——— An effort by Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood failed Monday evening when a procedural measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed. Good. The bill, introduced in the wake of several undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing what… Photo by Diliff (Uploaded by Diliff) [GFDL...

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The struggle against Republican efforts to restrict voting
Aug04

The struggle against Republican efforts to restrict voting

It’s been going on for years — decades — and the Republican party continues to work, too often successfully and with the support of an embarrassing Supreme Court majority, to put barriers between eligible voters and the voting booth. The state-level action also comes amid a renewed push in Congress—mainly by Democrats—to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act and respond to the Supreme Court ruling, 50 years after the...

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Major U.S. Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments after Cecil the Lion Outcry
Aug04

Major U.S. Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments after Cecil the Lion Outcry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion last month. American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the “big five”, coined by hunters because they are the...

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For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness (Guest Voice)
Aug02

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness (Guest Voice)

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness By Everard Meade and Enrique Morones The tragic death of Kathryn Steinle had nothing to do with the apparent killer’s immigration status or San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary city.” The assertion that the alleged murderer, Francisco López Sánchez, had committed “seven felonies” is misleading at best. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, describes him as...

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African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the Lion protests
Jul30

African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the Lion protests

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Hunters longing to shoot big game in the African wild may choose a different target after public backlash against a Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion just outside a national wildlife preserve. African hunts are booked months in advance and pricey affairs, often costing $8,000 to $50,000, with approval needed from U.S. and U.N. agencies to bring back trophies...

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Urine trouble peeing in San Francisco: San Francisco combats stench of urine with pee-repellent paint
Jul26

Urine trouble peeing in San Francisco: San Francisco combats stench of urine with pee-repellent paint

(Reuters) – Don’t get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco. The city’s Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the specially treated walls will get the spray splashed back onto them. San Francisco’s director of public works, Mohammed Nuru – whose Twitter handle is @MrCleanSF – got the idea when he...

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Obama Outlines New Ivory Restrictions
Jul26

Obama Outlines New Ivory Restrictions

The U.S. will begin taking what the White House termed “urgently needed steps” to tighten restrictions on the sale of ivory from African elephants, President Barack Obama announced Saturday. The announcement came during the president’s trip to Kenya, where he spoke at a joint press conference in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Obama said...

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What Should Gun Laws Look Like?
Jul24

What Should Gun Laws Look Like?

By Kevin Purcell There has been significant movement on some hot button issues over the last five to ten years. Some top leaders in both parties have evolved relatively quickly, as have many/most Americans. I think we can also see significant movement when it comes to updated, common sense guns laws. There is no shortage of comments pages and posts over the last couple decades full of well-deserved anger calling for gun control and...

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