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This is why America’s failing welfare system is a nightmare for Libertarians

A Texas woman recently shot her two children and then killed herself in a state welfare office after a months-long struggle to get food stamps.  It’s a shocking story which casts harsh light on the desperation felt by many of the country’s poorest citizens.  We don’t know precisely what happened to this woman to bring … Continue reading

The (Nearly) Complete Argument for Legal Abortion.

INTRODUCTION The question of abortion’s legality and morality is a central battleground in the national and state political arena. For obvious reasons, it is also a major factor in the choices available to millions of individuals each year. The 1973 Roe v Wade ruling legalized abortion, but also left “wiggle room” in less than precise … Continue reading

Why is Gay Marriage Even an Issue?

With President Obama’s landmark endorsement of gay marriage, the United States has taken a significant rhetorical step forward in the First World.  The barrage of hate and vitriol spewing from the Far Right seems farther and farther removed from the opinions of workaday Americans, who appear to be coming around to the belief that things … Continue reading

This is Why it’s Wrong to Tell Women to Cover Their Bodies.

This may seem like just another big-haired 80s pop song to you, but it’s way more than that to me.  In fact, I’m going to be a bit self-indulgent and say that this otherwise innocuous bit of music trivia is a microcosm of my coming of age, and a perfect example of what I’ve become. … Continue reading

Rick Santorum vs. Jesus in Frothy Death Match 2012!

As the race for the Theocratic… err… Republican presidential nomination enters its final legs, we are down to two and a half candidates for the United States of Jesus…. err… America.  Even as the devout Catholic Newt Gingrich returns home to Peachtree City (he’s quite the fan of “Peaches,” I am told.  So long as they don’t … Continue reading

Mississippi to vote on worst anti-abortion amendment yet.

Mississippians will soon be voting on whether to extend the definition of “person” to the moment of conception.  Initiative 26 asks:  Should the term “person” be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof? (LINK) The most glaring and frightful consequence of such a sweeping change is … Continue reading

GOP Candidates Compete for “Most Anti-Abortion” Title in Iowa

Atlanta based Pizza Baron Herman Cain joined five other GOP presidential hopefuls in Iowa to show off in front of approximately a thousand Christians.  The theme of the night centered around each candidate’s commitment to ending legal abortion in America once and for all.  (LINK) Said Cain, “I believe abortion should be clearly stated as … Continue reading

SC Senator sneaks unconstitutional anti-woman amendment into unrelated bill.

Continuing South Carolina’s tradition of ultra-conservative anti-woman politics, Senator Jim DeMint has tried to sneak a blatantly anti-woman and unconstitutional amendment onto an unrelated bill focusing on agriculture and transportation.  The main effect of the amendment would be to prohibit doctors from discussing abortion or abortion-related healthcare over the internet, even if a woman was … Continue reading

Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers: Lessons in Socialism

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers remained unbeaten with a 24-3 trouncing of the St Louis Rams.  The Packers are the defending Superbowl champions, and their superstar quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was the Superbowl MVP.  One of the most storied franchises in NFL history with a record 13 league championships, including four Super Bowl victories, it … Continue reading

Justice Scalia says religion is more important than law.

  “The Rule of Law is second only to the Rule of Love. The here and now is less important than the hereafter.”  — Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice. In America, the Supreme Court is the ultimate judge.  Once it has decided a matter, that’s pretty much it.  Antonin Scalia, one of the judges who … Continue reading

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