ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls
Oct14

ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls

If the brutal beheadings, the mass murders of innocent men, women and children and the numerous other atrocities committed by ISIL terrorists are not sufficient reason for the civilized world to “degrade and defeat” ISIL, here is just one more reason. Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, October 14, 2014 Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace...

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Is The Culture War Really Over?
Oct14

Is The Culture War Really Over?

Bill Scher has an article at Politico on How Republicans Lost The Culture War. While it might be premature to say they lost and the war is over, a subject I’ll get into later, he does have some good points as to what went wrong for the Republicans. Scher makes three main points. First, Republicans stopped being savvy on abortion. Rather than taking the purist position which they actually favor, legislatively the Republicans had...

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Let Women Serve in Combat
Oct10

Let Women Serve in Combat

Let Women Serve in Combat By Jason Stanford There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. “Gays in the military,” the joke went. “Next thing you know they’ll want to be interior decorators!” Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is...

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Remembering ‘Aussie’ Vera Palmer
Oct07

Remembering ‘Aussie’ Vera Palmer

When we met her at her cozy home in Canberra, Australia, last October, she was a young 98. As we chatted about Australian history and immigration, my eyes caught a white, blue and silver metallic torch on top of a cabinet in her living room, very similar to an Olympic Torch. And lo and behold, it was an Olympic Torch — a 2000 Sydney Olympics Torch. The lovely lady we were talking to, Vera Palmer, had participated in the 2000...

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Add One More Name to That Open Letter to Fox News
Sep28

Add One More Name to That Open Letter to Fox News

Talking Points Memo (TPM.com) yesterday published an open letter to the idiots at Fox News who made some very offensive and inappropriate remarks about a female United Arab Emirates (UAE) pilot who courageously took part in allied air strikes against ISIL terrorists last week. The pilot and squadron commander in question was 35-year-old Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot in the history of the UAE. Major...

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Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do
Sep26

Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do

Faux Fox has been eviscerating the President for saluting with a cup of coffee in his hand, in addition to attacking him mercilessly while our country is, in effect — like it or not — at war. One of the network’s talking heads also claimed that the President was disrespectful to those who are putting their lives on the line, because he saluted with a cup of coffee in his hand. Watch Jon Stewart on the Daily Show yesterday...

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Women Fighting the Islamic State
Sep26

Women Fighting the Islamic State

The history of women serving in armed conflicts probably goes back hundreds of years — if not longer. In the United States, during the American Revolution, women served on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, laundresses and saboteurs. Ever since then, their roles in the military have continued to expand in numbers, skills and responsibilities. But, it would still be more than 150 years — World War II — before...

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We Are All Roger Goodell
Sep25

We Are All Roger Goodell

We Are All Roger Goodell By Jason Stanford What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players? When football players break the law, Americans demand they be benched, cut, or suspended before they get due process. But when politicians are indicted they get to stick around, spending our money until a jury of their peers—there’s a terrifying thought—passes judgment. It’s possible that Americans have...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: New NFL Safety Equipment
Sep23

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: New NFL Safety Equipment

New NFL Safety Equipment by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Report: NFL players had access to Ray Rice video in February –What the NFL has to gain from taking domestic violence seriously –In Domestic Violence Cases, N.F.L. Has a History of Lenience –Fans have mixed emotions about the recent NFL domestic violence issues Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his...

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Cartoon: NFL Hits of the Week
Sep20

Cartoon: NFL Hits of the Week

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The Military and the NFL Scandal
Sep19

The Military and the NFL Scandal

I am neither a big fan of the National Football League (NFL) nor a big follower of professional football. I watch and follow mostly college football. However, unless one lives under a rock and in Timbuktu, the recent domestic violence incidents in the NFL are bound to have captured everyone’s attention, including this non-NFL fan and the Department of Defense (DOD). Why would DOD — which has its own problems in related...

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Cartoon: NFL wives
Sep19

Cartoon: NFL wives

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Cartoon: NFL
Sep18

Cartoon: NFL

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Cartoon: NFL
Sep17

Cartoon: NFL

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon:  A NFL Trophy
Sep14

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: A NFL Trophy

A NFL Trophy by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –NFL star Adrian Peterson arrested for child abuse –Peterson’s NFL future in doubt as charges unfold –Despite Scandals, The NFL Always Wins –Concussions, domestic violence, child abuse … how much can NFL take? –What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for...

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This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Ireland’s Mary Robinson Has World’s Most Impressive Resume
Sep13

This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Ireland’s Mary Robinson Has World’s Most Impressive Resume

One need only look at the Oval Office to see that when it comes to politics, we’ve got a bit of a gender discrepancy. In this weekly roundup, Ravishly.com focuses on powerful political women in the news who are helping to break the proverbial glass ceiling of policy-making around the world. Politicos, move aside. We bring you . . . politicas. For more on female politicians to watch, click here. Mary Robinson Ready to feel like a...

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Response To Republican Support For Making Birth Control Pills Available Over The Counter
Sep13

Response To Republican Support For Making Birth Control Pills Available Over The Counter

While Republicans have generally been trying to restrict access to contraception, recently some Republicans have been promoting making oral contraceptives available over the counter without prescription. Many people quickly saw through this. It gives the Republicans a way to claim they are removing a barrier to receiving contraception and avoid situations like the Lobby Hobby case. It also does something else–make contraception...

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Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence
Sep13

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence By Dick Polman If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video – released Monday by TMZ – where entitled pigskin jock Ray Rice cold-cocks his lady and drags her limp body...

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A Silly Thought: Presidential Prospects Look Bright for Democrats — for the Next 40 Years, or So
Sep10

A Silly Thought: Presidential Prospects Look Bright for Democrats — for the Next 40 Years, or So

It’s “Silly Wednesday.” (Just made that up) As I was reading some of the campaign magniloquence of our Republican friends, a silly thought occurred. As our society — especially the Democratic side of it — finally moves beyond race, gender, sexual orientation etc., just think how wonderful the prospects look for the Democratic Party to continue to win presidential elections and make other political...

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Ravens terminate Ray Rice after video surfaces of him knocking out then-fiancee (With TMZ Video)
Sep09

Ravens terminate Ray Rice after video surfaces of him knocking out then-fiancee (With TMZ Video)

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens are standing by Ray Rice no longer. The team announced Monday afternoon that it has terminated the contract of the 27-year-old running back on the same day a new video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancee. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Rice has now been suspended indefinitely. Those decisions...

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