After one of his patients died, an Alabama doctor helped inspire a new law to protect new mothers. Now that doctor is a GOP lawmaker, trying to repeal that law.
States are running out of places to get the drugs they need to execute inmates. The post While You Weren’t Paying Attention, We Took A Big Step Toward Ending Lethal Injection appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Amid a firestorm of backlash to the "religious freedom" law he signed, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending that law and attempting to "discuss and clarify" how a law that allows discrimination against gays and lesbians isn't really discrimination. Show More Summary
Drudge headlines, “Does Tevor Noah” have a Jewish problem?” It links to PJ Media taking him to task for a Tweet questioning Israel’s desire for peace. When can we begin to criticize Israel’s policies without hints that we’re anti-Semitic (or, in my case, a self-hating Jew)? Yesterday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency appeared to be the [...]
When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed legislation last February to protect religious individuals and business owners who deny services to gays and lesbians, she lost favor with many Christian conservatives. But as the public backlash grows against Indiana, whose governor, Mike Pence, just signed a
Here’s some unconventional thinking from New Hampshire state Rep. Dan McGuire: maybe the reason that New Hampshire has so much heroin addiction is that Medicaid has been expanded in the state, and hence more people have access to addiction treatment. Show More Summary
Proud to be a pariah: Guess we'll be on the boycott list next --> NC considers Indiana-like religious objection legislation http://t.co/UDUfE3RQck #ncpol #ncga — Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) March 31, 2015 Seriously, Sister? You think...Show More Summary
Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous (Washington Post column) -- There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Show More Summary
For much of the 1990s, when Chris Christie launched his political career, he was unapologetically pro-choice. That version of Christie is long gone.
Here is a good summary of some things to look at as we move toward what appears to be the endgame of the Iranian nuclear negotiations. One thing Jeff Goldberg points out is that any near, or frankly even long-term, threat of an Iranian nuclear attack is at best a secondary issue. Show More Summary
Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has backed the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program—so far. Despite the gloom that some unnamed insiders say has permeated the multilateral negotiations over Iran's nuclear program in the past few days, the odds that a preliminary agreement will be reached seem to have improved in the past 24 hours. Show More Summary
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In honor of OK Computer being archived by the Library of Congress, I place today a quasi-song off the album. Expect a post about the album later in the week. International Politics Overall - Pew: While 49 percent of Americans support U.S. negotiations with Iran, 63 percent do not believe Iran is serious - Journalist Tim Shurrock asks a [...]