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There's a 72-Hour Imposed Waiting Period for Abortions (And This Is Why You Need to Know About It)

Imagine going to the doctor for whatever reason. He or she diagnoses the problem and the two of you mutually agree upon a desirable option to solve the problem. Then, right when you're about to take care of it, she says, "Oh, now you're...Show More Summary

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis for Black Women

It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the gun violence epidemic -- which kills tens of thousands of Americans every year -- has a disproportionate impact on the black community. This is true not only for men, but for black women as well. I lead a gun violence prevention organization called the Violence Policy Center. Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary

I'm Begging

IT'S ON!! Lesley and Bruce, I've always been able to count on you as mom and dad. Now I really need you to step up. I just announced my candidacy for Recording Secretary of Larry Storch Elementary School Student Council. As you know, this became an open seat when Emma Nibley's father was transferred to the new Dinette 'N Den in Stutsville. Show More Summary

The Second Term Midterm Presidential Curse

If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition. Our last four full two-term presidents, Eisenhower to Bush II, have concluded their final two years in office without the support of either house of Congress. Show More Summary

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

It is time! November 1! Big Saturday (college football) before Big Tuesday (mid-term elections)! Political/Football fans may recall my column a few months ago when I reported research suggesting that winning or losing a big college football...Show More Summary

Why Are We Still Waiting for Answers on Drones?

Mamana Bibi was a 67-year-old Pakistani grandmother and midwife, killed by a U.S. drone strike on October 24, 2012. One year ago, the family of Mamana Bibi came to Washington,, D.C., to share their sad story with Members of Congress. Mamana's son, Rafiq ur Rehman, is a 39-year-old primary-school teacher. Show More Summary

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

The American Hospital, in a State of Emergency

There's an epidemic in America that's not getting the attention it deserves: hospital closures. In Alabama, 10 hospitals closed in the last three years, leaving some smaller communities without a major medical facility. Last year, Georgia lost three hospitals, Virginia and North Carolina one each. Show More Summary

Ernst Lies, Gardner Won't Answer Questions, and Other Tales From This Koch-fueled Election

Every election has some strangeness to it, some quirks that make old pols like me shake our heads and say "really?" But this one could be the strangest of all. Just when you think a race is on the verge of being written off, a wholeShow More Summary

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Important trading powers, such as Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Brazil, are failing to enforce national laws that call for criminal prosecution of companies from their countries that bribe foreign government officials and politicians. Indeed,...Show More Summary

The Bland Old Party

The GOP (Grand Old Party) is no longer grand but it's most certainly old. During an age of social and technological upheaval Republicans remain mired in an old world way of thinking that -- despite president Obama's many shortcomings -- will be their political downfall. Show More Summary

Why Women Are The Supervoters In This Year's Midterm Elections

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes. You've probably sensed this. It seems like every day there's a new headline about the importance of women voters. Show More Summary

As Berlin Marks Fall of the Wall: The Secret Police Document on Bob Dylan

Next week, all of Germany--and the rest of the world, at a distance--will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Much has been written about it and much more to come in the following days. One angle you may not...Show More Summary

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera is Running Clean (CA-07)

The campaign to represent California's 7th House District is a clear contest between old and new. The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman...Show More Summary

Democrats Figure It Out: How Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Mel Brooks Can Win

There are not enough adjectives to adequately describe the failures of Democratic campaigns across the nation, Let's try a few: Unfocused: The economy is recovering, Obamacare works, fewer American lives are lost overseas and Democrats...Show More Summary

What's the Cost of Letting Billionaires Fund Campaigns?

If you live in a competitive congressional district (and most of us don't), you've been receiving lots of "free" information lately about the candidates who would like to represent you in the next Congress. Mailers, ads, robocalls - all free. Show More Summary

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

Vladimir Putin, the wily strategist of Russian revanchism, is well on his way to reconstructing the Warsaw Pact. That, at least, is what the pundits of The Washington Post are making it out to seem. Last week, Jackson Diehl penned a column on how Putin has driven a wedge between NATO and its easternmost members. Show More Summary

What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The United States is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country...Show More Summary

The Right's Urge to Kick Down: Doing Unto Others as Has Been Done Unto You

In "More on the O'Reilly/Stewart Brouhaha: The Right-Wing Urge to Kick Down," I offered one explanation of how non-rich white people can get motivated to kick down on those below them (especially blacks, but also any of those "takers" they like to contrast with the virtuous, hard-working people they like to see themselves as being). Show More Summary

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