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Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Religion And Politics Don’t Mix

Religion And Politics Don’t Mix

      Religion And Politics Don't Mix, Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates  By Jaweed Kaleem After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony" and "different theology" that's not "based on the Bible," and amid ongoing discomfort among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to ... Full Story

Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told

By David Frum, The Daily Beast 14 February 12 Is Mitt Romney so weak he won't be able to stand up to Congress? The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney's, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist's. In his charmingly blunt way, Norquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you hear only whispered by other major conservative leaders. They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and ... Full Story

Heartland Institute and the FBI

I received this interesting message from John Reisman who points out the the FBI may not appreciate the Heartland Institute using them as their corporate enforcer. Mr. Reisman has submitted a complaint on my behalf in this matter. The Text of his message follows. Attn. Joseph Bast,
Attn. Jim Lakely,
and your legal team, You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you threaten a Retired Military Officer, or any American Citizen with such tripe. The audacity of your ilk knows no sensible ... Full Story

Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics

The Best of OpEd News, Feb 18, 2012   Moyers: Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics Bill Moyers The battle over contraception no longer seems apocalyptic. No heavenly hosts pitted against the forces of Satan. It's a political brawl, not a crusade of believers or infidels. The president skillfully negotiated the line between respect for the religious sphere and protection of the spiritual dignity and freedom of individuals.   The Great Contraceptive Slip ... Full Story

They’re Coming for Your Kids

  Recently leaked documents from the Heartland Institute, a right wing funded think tank, outline a sinister plot to teach phony science and to dissuade teachers from teaching science in out schools. The documents were first published on desmogblog.com, a site dedicated to combating the disinformation campaign of climate change deniers. Heartland reacted quickly on Wednesday when the documents first appeared, claiming they were stolen and that at least one was fake. One of the ... Full Story

The GOP’s War on Women

The GOP’s War on Women

  By Gary Wamsley   Republicans have seized on the insurance provided contraception provision of the Affordable Health Care Act to attack President Obama as being at war with religion. Of course Romney, Santorium and Gingrich immediately piled on the hay wagon for what they think is a free ride to increased popularity with their political base. The Catholic Biships, not satisfied with the president’s compromise want nothing less that having their religious dogma forced ... Full Story

Sex, Lies and Contraception

Sex, Lies and Contraception

 by Gary Wamsley It seems odd that with all the problems facing our nation that the headlines of the past week have been about contraception. With millions of people out of work, millions losing their homes, robber barons trying to buy the government and the Middle East a tinderbox, how is it that something as personal and private as contraception has become the most important issue on the national stage? Much of it can be explained in the context of the battle for control of the White ... Full Story

Congress: see how they voted

Congress: see how they voted

The Washington Post has created a link to look at the votes of both houses of congress, back as far as the 102nd Congress.       Congressional votes database               Explore the database House votes Senate votes

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan How military leaders have let us down By LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I covered more than 9,000 miles and talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, ... Full Story

One Town’s War on Gay Teens

One Town’s War on Gay Teens

          One Town's War on Gay Teens In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back. By Sabrina Rubin Erdely Every morning, Brittany Geldert stepped off the bus and bolted through the double doors of Fred Moore Middle School, her nerves already on high alert, bracing for the inevitable. "Dyke." Pretending not to hear, Brittany would walk ... Full Story

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