Meanwhile, down in border country, Republican congressmen and county sheriffs have referred to child refugees from Central America as possible "predators", "gang members", and bearers of the sorts of loathsome diseases that might have been found in the holds of 19th Century ships - as anything but children.
Hundreds of anti-choice activists are currently congregating in New Orleans to stage protests against abortion around the city, an event that’s expected to last all week long. So far, tensions have come to a head in an unexpected place: the sanctuary of a church, where abortion opponents interrupted a service to tell congregants that they don’t have a “true faith” because their denomination supports reproductive rights.
This week’s protests are being spearheaded by the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America, which used to go by the name Operation Rescue National. That far-right organization, frequently criticized for its “militant” tactics, is perhaps best known for being tied to Dr. George Tiller’s assassination. And on Sunday, as part of its week long protest in Louisiana, group members decided to take their message straight to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans.
Anti-abortion activists interrupted worship at the church — specifically, disrupting a moment of silence for a church member who recently passed away — to declare that this particular church isn’t a “true faith” and tell the service attendees to “repent.” Operation Save America’s opinion about the First Unitarian Universalist Church is made clear on its website, which refers to the “church” and its “pastor” in scare quotes and calls it a “synagogue of Satan.”
The candidate hasn’t made it official yet, but signs are emerging. Read the tea leaves, people. It is time to declare that a Clinton is running for the White House. Again.
This time, for First Gentleman.
Bill Clinton has emerged in recent days as the follower of his wife’s directions; her human shield against political spear throwers; her tireless advocate as she positions herself for a still-undeclared run for president.
In classic stand-by-your-woman fashion, he scorches those who bash her over Benghazi or paint her as an indifferent millionaire. Yet he demurs on his influence, as would any good, sensible spouse who knows the danger of stealing glory from one’s Better Half.
All of us who actually have lost loved ones in Iraq or Afghanistan, and whose stock market holdings were decimated in the Bush/Republican crash, thank our stars for President Obama. Our only regret is that the President won't be around in 2 years to pick better judges than the ones who trample on women's rights and want to extinguish the labor movement.
Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.
That's what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics.
The evidence strongly suggests that side effects from vaccines are incredibly rare, the study authors said. They found no ties between vaccines and the rising number of children with autism, as a small but vocal group of anti-vaccine activists, including actors Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carey, have said.
The Repukes are like a cult impervious to good government and the facts.
The President doesn't need to apologize for trying to put Americans back to work while the Republicans are doing nothing constructive.
Boehner's lawsuit is no more than cheap political theater, a stunt, not aimed at accomplishing anything useful to put hardworking middle class Americans back to work.
Attorney Mark Mayfield was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday at his Ridgeland home.
Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran.
SEN. MITCH McCONNELL, R-KY (11/13/2007): Of course the war has been costly, but we have been protected from attack here at home.
Stewart: Um, putting aside the questionable contention that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have kept us safe here at home, you do know terrorism isn't the only thing Americans would like to be protected from.
You know what, I'm worried. I'm really worried about the Republicans. Their inability to wean themselves off of military intervention. They have a culture of defendency, if you will. And I believe it's turned them all into warfare queens. (audience laughter) And I think we need to cut them off for their own good. (audience cheering and applause).
Terry Bradshaw is an expert on Benghazi like Bush and Cheney are experts on Middle East warfare.