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Sunday, September 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Will the real NRA please stand up

Will the real NRA please stand up

  The Suprising Unknown History of the NRA For most of its history, the NRA supported gun control laws and did not see government as the enemy. By Steven Rosenfeld January 13, 2013  | For nearly a century after, its founding in 1871, the National Rifle Association was among America’s foremost pro-gun control organizations. It was not until 1977 when the NRA that Americans know today emerged, after libertarians who equated owning a gun with the epitome of freedom ... Full Story

Abortion is moral

Abortion is moral

  9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right   By Valerie Tarico Abortion is a moral, sacred choice, but the religious right has twisted the truth in an effort to maintain their patriarchal power. Here's how to win the conversation back. January 4, 2013  | Most Americans think of childbearing as a deeply personal or even sacred decision. So do most reproductive rights advocates. That is why we don’t think anybody’s boss or any institution should have a ... Full Story

NRA leader frustrated

NRA leader frustrated

    Frustrated Wayne LaPierre Thought Murder Of 20 Children By Crazed Gunman Would Have Blown Over By Now   FAIRFAX, VA—More than three weeks after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, annoyed NRA president Wayne LaPierre told reporters Monday that while he understands the seriousness of the tragedy, he had only assumed the senseless murder of 20 first-graders and six educators by a mentally unstable gunman would have blown over by ... Full Story

Republicans protecting rapists?

Republicans protecting rapists?

    Why Does Eric Cantor Want To Protect Rapists?   by Jessica Pieklo - January 3, 2013 There is no greater coward in Congress right now than House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Cantor and his GOP allies killed off the highly effective, highly popular Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this session over a provision that would give Native American tribes limited authority to prosecute non-Native Americans accused of domestic violence, sexual assault and ... Full Story

Politics are tribal warfare

Politics are tribal warfare

Have You Ever Wondered What Compells Your Conservative Relatives to Vote the Way They Do?   Jonathan Haidt on why seemingly decent people are so divided on politics. By Ryan Howes January 3, 2013 By the time you’re reading this, the 2012 election will have been decided, and we’ll all have had our fill of the partisan rancor that’s become commonplace in politics. Perhaps you yourself have had the experience of getting lost in ... Full Story

Right-Wing lies about America

Right-Wing lies about America

        12 Biggest Right-Wing Lies About America By RJ Eskow These political fallacies are giving America a false vision of our economy and world.   Our nation was gripped by so many fallacies and delusions in 2012 that the whole Mayan calendar end-of-the-world thing didn’t even make the list. Even those apocalyptic prophecies were more plausible than the idea that cutting Social Security will help the deficit, that government spending cuts ... Full Story

Where has liberty gone

Where has liberty gone

  The Bill Of Rights Has A Very Bad Week   By Charles P. Pierce Of course, while everyone in Washington, and the courtier press that serves them, were endlessly droning on and on about the Gentle Fiscal Incline, the Bill Of Rights closed out 2012 by having one of the worst weeks it's had in the two centuries of its existence. But the courtier press paid that little mind, possibly because selling out the Bill Of Rights was done on a "bipartisan" basis, and the denizens of the ... Full Story

Obituary: John Giggey

Obituary: John Giggey

  John Thomas Giggery July 28, 1977 - December 28, 2012 John Giggey passed away early Friday December 28th, 2012 at his home in Berthoud, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Deborah Giggey, his son Devon Gordon Giggey, his parents Alan and Eva Johnson and loving sisters Amanda Fudge, Maggie Johnson, and Sarah McGrory. John was an amazing father and devoted husband. He was a loving son, caring brother, an incredible cousin, a beloved nephew, dedicated uncle and a loyal and honest friend ... Full Story

The Koch Brothers Empire: ruling America

The Koch Brothers Empire: ruling America

    Inside The Koch Empire: How The Brothers Plan To Reshape America   This story appears in the December 24, 2012 issue of Forbes. A man who, by FORBES’ careful measure, is one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, one of the 20 wealthiest–and one of the dozen most vilified–is perpetually in a position to reflect. But given it’s Charles Koch’s 77th birthday, the calendar demands it. Especially with the presidential election that Charles has ... Full Story

Honest Conservative?

Honest Conservative?

        Bruce Bartlett: ‘My Life on the Republican Right And How I Saw It All Go Wrong’   By Brad Friedman on 11/27/2012, 3:33pm PT We've been quite remiss by failing to offer the The BRAD BLOG's much-sought yet rarely-bestowed "Intellectually Honest Conservative" Award to Bruce Bartlett, Ronald Reagan's domestic policy adviser and George H.W. Bush's Deputy Asst. Secretary for Economic Policy. We were reminded of our delinquency again ... Full Story

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