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Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

Podcast: Immigration, GOP lawsuit vs Obama, Iran

Talk Radio News Service White House correspondent Victoria Jones speaks with Gary Baumgarten about President Obama’s immigration reform plan, the GOP reaction, the Republicans suing the president over health care and the status of the Iranian nuclear talks on the eve of a deadline.

Daily Dose of Cute

Earlier today, I walked into the living room to find Zelda curled up on the loveseat using her big plush ducky as a pillow: When I sat down on the ottoman beside her to give her all the snuggles because she is SUCH A GOOD GIRL, she rolled...Show More Summary

Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today

One week ago news outlets were reporting Dr. Ben Carson had put his hat in the ring for the U.S. presidency. Turns out they were wrong, if not premature. The world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon told a Vitae Foundation audience Sunday night that the focus of his life has been medicine and saving lives. “I’m always delighted […]

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Spin Doctors: "Two Princes" This week's TMNS brought to you by the number two. I bet you thought the Open Threads were gonna be brought to you by the number two! Did I fool ya?! Btw, this is one of my most loathed songs of all time. Show More Summary

Mail-Order Abortions? Activists Break the Law to Sell Women Abortion Pills Online

Thirteen years ago, a ship sailed from Scheveningen, a Dutch town where Nazis once imprisoned resistance fighters. On deck stood a shipping-container-turned-abortion-den masquerading for legal reasons as “artwork.” Those on board planned to drop anchor where abortion is illegal, bring local women aboard, and head for international waters. Show More Summary

Why There Won't Be Any Grand Immigration Confrontation Between Obama and Republicans

Republicans are, as expected, utterly livid about President Obama's announcement last night of executive actions he'll be taking on immigration, even as they completely ignore the substance of the moves (some of which are things they support). Show More Summary

Pro-life vid: Students pledge support for pregnant classmates

by Hans Johnson When a college student learns she is pregnant, she might naturally feel boxed in, and ask herself: “What can I do?” The Loyola Students for Life say there are many avenues to explore for the benefit of both mother and child –  and they pledge their support. Show More Summary

After Hobby Lobby Ruling, Obama Admin Still Forcing Religious Employers to Obey HHS Mandate

The Supreme Court may have sided with Hobby Lobby in its case against the Obama administration over the pro-abortion HHS mandate, but one leading pro-life group says the Obama administration’s religious discrimination continues. Defending...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] The snow has slowed in and around Buffalo, after a truly epic (in the old sense of the world) snowstorm, which caused 13 deaths, including two elderly residents of a nursing home yesterday, who died during an evacuation when the roof began buckling. Show More Summary

It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks

An array of environmental groups have endorsed ways the Obama administration can cost-effectively cut leaks of methane from gas and oil facilities.

Holder to police, protesters: Keep the peace in Ferguson

In a video announcing new guidance for the way law enforcement handles protests, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday also called for demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson to remain nonviolent.

New Pro-Life Sort Film Offers Unique View on the Reality of Abortion

(LiveActionNews) — “You have to do what’s best for you,” an interrogator says in a room that looks like a police station. With this opening, viewers are in for a surprise in this new pro-life short film, “The Appointment – a mother’s choice,” both directed and partly produced by filmmaker Brandon Rice. We see the […]

Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video]

Paper recycling isn't just a greenie feel-good practice: it has significant environmental and economic impacts, according to this video from The post Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

PR: An Industry Full of Women, Run by Men

It’s a well known fact that women still face inequality like sexism and discrimination in the workplace. However, while we often focus on the dismal representation of women in STEM fields or at the top of corporate fields, this problem extends to many (if not most) professional fields. Show More Summary

“Philosophy Bites” Audio Interview on Abolition Published

The 2012 audio interview I did on Philosophy Bites at the University of London has been published by Oxford University Press in Philosophy Bites Again. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep

“Everyone is aware of race. Dealing with racism is another matter,” said a keynote speaker at Facing Race 2014: A Multi-Racial, Intergenerational Gathering for Racial Justice Advocates. I joined almost 1,600 people from across the United...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God

The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions. Show More Summary

How Magnanimous

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, may resign from the force:Officer Darren Wilson is close to resigning from the Ferguson...Show More Summary

This Week in Sex: Chicago Parents Worried About Sex Ed, New Research on First-Date Sex

This week, a presentation in Chicago had parents worried about what their kids might learn in sex ed class, and research shows that women with more male friends have more sex with their committed partners than their peers. Image: Talk...Show More Summary

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