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Friday, May 29, 2015

‘Guest column’ Archives

Contraception, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

Contraception, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

      By Riane Eisler and Catherine Bohnsack Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Because contraception makes it possible to control the timing and spacing of pregnancy and childrearing, it gives both women and ... Full Story

Criminalizing Free Speech in the US

Criminalizing Free Speech in the US

    Criminalizing Free Speech: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?   March 5, 2012 
By John W. Whitehead “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”—First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution   One of the key ingredients in a democracy is the right to freely speak our minds to those who represent us. In ... Full Story

Bye Bye American Pie

Bye Bye American Pie

    Bye Bye American Pie: The Challenge of the Productivity Revolution By Robert Reich Here's the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the 4th quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. That's respectable -- although still way too slow to get us back on track given how far we plunged. Here's the bad news. The share of that growth going to American workers is at a record low. That's largely because far fewer Americans are working. Although ... Full Story

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Rick Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy The candidate's tax returns reveal staggering medical bills that would bankrupt many Americans—yet Santorum wants to roll back programs that would help families like his. —By Stephanie Mencimer During a recent interview with Glenn Beck, Rick and Karen Santorum suggested that the Obama administration's health care reform law would harm people with disabilities, like their three-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare and ... Full Story

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

                Has Congress Made It Impossible For The Postal Service To Survive By Jack Swint Is Another Of Americas Founding Institutions Fading Away Into History Forever" "It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day's journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness ... Full Story

Right-wing women haters and bigots

Right-wing women haters and bigots

      The He-Man Woman Haters Club By Bob Cesca During a month when the abortion and contraception debate peaked -- again -- you would've thought the Sunday political shows would feature a larger than usual roster of female panelists, strategists and experts. Not a chance. There were a total of four female guests during the entire month of February. This bears repeating. Out of 56 guests on the Sunday shows, only four were women. Four. This statistic probably ... Full Story

Could Lincoln be elected today?

Could Lincoln be elected today?

    Lincoln the Lobbyist for Special Interests?  Who stands behind the woman who stands behind the president

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

  Conservatives weren't always pro-capitalist by Ted Frier One tradition that's been almost entirely forgotten now that Republicans have remade themselves into the wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and other corporate interests is that older species of conservatism which was always hostile to capitalism because it celebrated greed and destroyed the stability of the community. It is impossible to overstate how much of their own legacy and how many of their own scruples modern ... Full Story

GOP: Ladies Keep Your Legs Shut

GOP: Ladies Keep Your Legs Shut

  In four articles today and three yesterday, Care2 takes aim at what it considers an attack by the GOP and clergy on women's rights. Jessica Pieklo's anger is palpable in her  articles in todays issue. Ladies keep your legs shut is of course precipitated by Rick Santorum's funder Foster Friess's comments about using Bayer Aspirin as a birth control pill. In typical "good-ole-boy" fashion he seems clueless that anyone, expecially women, should be offended by his insensitive remarks. ... Full Story

How Violence Protects the State

  By Stephanie Van Hook On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, he spoke passionately in a sermon at Riverside Church in New York about the war in Vietnam. In this gripping speech about the hypocrisy of bringing democracy through napalm and the audacity of fostering a brotherhood through war and killing, he made a daring confession: “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first ... Full Story

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