Rick Santorum: Destroying Planned Parenthood Will Help To End Racism In America

Anti-abortion activists are absolutely aflutter with the release of the James O’Keefe-style edited video that claims to show that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissues. To hear them tell it, Planned Parenthood employees are getting rich off our tax dollars and making big money on the side by selling the medical waste that is left […]

Texas Lawmakers Want To Remove Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

If you’re a woman and you use Planned Parenthood in Texas for health care, you might have to go somewhere else for cancer screenings if Texas lawmakers have their way. To conservative Republican lawmakers, Planned Parenthood is an evil empire determined to provide abortions to anyone they can, despite the fact that abortion services are […]

“Pro-Life” Colorado Republicans Block Bill That Would Reduce Abortions

Republicans love to talk about how they’re “pro-life,” especially when it means getting their conservative religious base riled up ahead of an election. Last year here in Louisiana, billboards up and down Interstate 10 proclaimed that Mary Landrieu had a “100 percent pro-abortion voting record” even though that was pretty far from the truth. You’d […]

10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican, 7th Edition

Welcome to the seventh edition of my series titled 10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican.  As always, the premise is straight forward and simple.  Every few weeks I write this feature with 10 new questions I believe liberals should present to their conservative counterparts to have them answer. The questions are generally fairly […]

Explaining Hobby Lobby & Harris Without Perpetuating Hysteria By Distorting Law & Fact

Hobby Lobby If you are looking for an overblown reaction to the Hobby Lobby case, you won’t find it in this article. The decision in Hobby Lobby, while disappointing, was not unexpected. In fact, this exact decision was predicted by former ACLU President Nadine Strossen in my special interview with her last week. Am I disappointed? […]

Hobby Lobby’s Case Isn’t About Religious Freedom, It’s About Destroying Obamacare

I really thought the Hobby Lobby thing had been covered from just about every angle, until a Mother Jones report was released today in which they uncovered the fact that Hobby Lobby’s retirement fund has over $73 million invested in pharmaceutical companies that produce contraceptives. Yes, you heard that right. The company that wants to […]

Happy Hobby Lobby Day!

Oh, Hobby Lobby. You import cheap crap from China (a country with a one child only law) and sell it to unsuspecting Martha Stewart-wannabees, but your right wing panties are all in a bunch over women’s contraception. Your owner is a Baptist, for God’s sake. A Baptist. Does the Baptist religion have a mandate against all […]