Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
Aug27

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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Trump’s ‘I Can’t Be Bought’ Argument
Aug26

Trump’s ‘I Can’t Be Bought’ Argument

In a recent piece, counting the “many things that should make Americans wary if not outright scared about a potential Trump presidency,” I recited a long laundry list of this very rich man’s most appalling character flaws, egregious actions and disgusting remarks. The list included Trump’s boorishness, narcissism, misogyny, xenophobia, his calumny about Vietnam War hero John McCain and our prisoners of war, his flip-flopping on...

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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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Planned Parenthood Fighting Back Against Republicans
Aug19

Planned Parenthood Fighting Back Against Republicans

Planned Parenthood is fighting back–launching ads such as the one above against vulnerable Republicans. They are targeting Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) who are expected to be in tough reelection races next year. The ads concentrate on the problems which might be created if there is a government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood, as some Republicans have...

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Women can decide elections, but do not
Aug18

Women can decide elections, but do not

Today, August 18, 2015, is the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 which gave women the right to vote. When women fought for the vote, some men and politicians argued that women would simply vote as their husbands did which would be giving two votes to one person. The more important concern was that women, who would be the majority of voters, could all vote together and actually decide any election. That...

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Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood?
Aug15

Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood?

Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood? By Dick Polman OK, maybe this is the incident that will reverse Donald Trump’s meteoric rise. On CNN the other day, Trump refused to mouth the right-wing mantra about defunding Planned Parenthood. He apparently believes (at least this week) that the defunding stance is too extreme. Worse yet, he even suggested that Planned Parenthood…get ready for this…actually does some...

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Cartoon: Porky Trump
Aug12

Cartoon: Porky Trump

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Did Fox News Create the ‘Trump Monster’?
Aug11

Did Fox News Create the ‘Trump Monster’?

At the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky “confirms” what many have been suggesting: That the Republican Party, abetted by Fox News, “created the Trump monster.” First, Tomasky dives into all kinds of polls showing the “Tasmanian Devil candidate” still going strong, still on the rise — you can read the numbers here— and expresses his opinion that, if he and the polls are right, “this process is officially beyond...

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The Real Scary Thing About a Trump Presidency
Aug09

The Real Scary Thing About a Trump Presidency

There are many things that should make Americans troubled if not outright scared about a potential Trump presidency. It is not necessarily his narcissism and pompousness. Sadly, there have been and there are too many self-absorbed, arrogant politicians — one or two may even come close to Trump in this department. It is not only his flip-flopping on issues. Again, there are too many politicians who have conveniently “evolved”...

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[Red State Convention “Dumped Trump”]… Now: His On-Stage Head Gestures [Satire from HuffPo]
Aug08

[Red State Convention “Dumped Trump”]… Now: His On-Stage Head Gestures [Satire from HuffPo]

YouTube Video from HuffPo… a good-natured satiric use of song lyric suggesting Trump’s seeming underlying motives re his emotional outbursts about various...

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Trump hits limits: dumped from Red State conservative convention due to new misogynistic low comment about Fox News’ Kelly (UPDATE 3)
Aug08

Trump hits limits: dumped from Red State conservative convention due to new misogynistic low comment about Fox News’ Kelly (UPDATE 3)

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has just run smack-dab into limits on his rhetoric. He has been quite publically disinvited from a major meeting of conservatives due to comments he made Friday night about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who committed the sin of acting like a mainstream journalist in Thursday night’s debate and asking him tough questions. In a seeming race to further cheapen our politics — by his rhetoric...

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Trump blasts Megyn Kelly, Fox News in Twitter rant
Aug07

Trump blasts Megyn Kelly, Fox News in Twitter rant

Hours after the first Republican debate, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was still apparently very unhappy with Fox News and its moderators. Trump, who issued a statement shortly after the debate declaring himself the winner, went on a lengthy Twitter rant early Friday morning blasting moderator Megyn Kelly and Republican pollster Frank Lutz. Wow, @megynkelly really...

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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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GOP Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood Fails
Aug04

GOP Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood Fails

WASHINGTON — An effort to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of controversial videos taken inside the organization failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate. Democrats successfully blocked the legislation with a 53 to 46 vote; 60 votes were needed to advance the legislation in the chamber. The bill, authored by… graphic via...

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Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
Aug01

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)
Aug01

The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)

Dick Polman, 7/28/2015 [Archive] The War Against Planned Parenthood By Dick Polman Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator’s lie – and a spokesman’s defense of that lie – nicely illustrates the party’s eternally hostile attitude. Kyl was on the Senate floor, arguing that the family-planning group should be...

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Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion
Jul31

Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion

Get ready for another government shutdown that will be triggered by Republicans, who’ll take to the conservative political media and internet to blame it on the Democrats. If past history is any indication, the public will blame it on — the Republicans. But, hey, it’ll help politicos endear themselves to the base with the dramatic speeches and writings that are now almost required groundwork to stage such a political...

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Hillary Clinton Avoids Taking A Stand On Keystone XL Pipeline & Once Again Undermines Fight For Reproductive Rights
Jul30

Hillary Clinton Avoids Taking A Stand On Keystone XL Pipeline & Once Again Undermines Fight For Reproductive Rights

  “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.” –Hillary Clinton One reason why Hillary Clinton is dropping in the polls and Bernie Sanders is climbing is that voters prefer a more open and honest candidate such as Sanders. Hillary Clinton has practiced triangulation to avoid taking a stand on controversial issues throughout her career, and we saw it again this week on the Keystone...

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Politix Update: The Republican War On Women Grinds On and On.  Why?
Jul29

Politix Update: The Republican War On Women Grinds On and On. Why?

Like the White Queen in her youth, the contemporary Republican politician must be capable of believing as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ~ JACOB WEISBERG The news is going from bad to worse for Republicans when it comes to working women. You know, the people who give birth to and raise children, take them to daycare and later soccer practice and piano lessons and care for elderly parents while juggling their careers,...

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Factcheck.org Debunks Conservative Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood
Jul23

Factcheck.org Debunks Conservative Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

The conservative attack on Planned Parenthood follows the pattern we have seen so many times in the past. Groups such as Breitbart put out edited tapes or videos to attack organizations which they disagree with based upon false claims. Now that fact checkers have had time to evaluate the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood, it is becoming clear that this is just one more example, and hardly comes as a surprise considering that most...

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