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You’re Killing Me

Texas famously slashed funding for reproductive health clinics in the state by two thirds, which caused more than 80 clinics to shut down. This reduced health services to women by half across the state. Texas also defunded all Planned Parenthood clinics completely (regardless of whether they provided abortion services). The result? The number of women […]

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RNC Dance Moves

I’m not really sure why I find this so funny, but I do. I hope you enjoy it. From Funny or Die.

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Make America Safe, Again?

The theme of the first night of the Republican national convention was “Make America Safe Again”. As Rudy Giuliani put it: The vast majority of Americans today do not feel safe. They fear for their children, they fear for themselves. They fear for our police officers, who are being targeted with a target on their […]

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The GOP Convention Hacked!

The Republican National Convention has been hacked by security researchers. This despite the fact that the GOP keeps hammering Hillary Clinton about the insecurity of her private email server. How did they do it? In this case, it was amazingly simple. They simply set up some WiFi access points. You know the same thing that […]

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More from the RNC

You have undoubtably heard about this, but it is interesting to hear it side-by-side: List of items prohibited from being brought into the convention perimeter: tennis balls, sound equipment, umbrellas with metal tips, padlocks and bicycle locks, sleeping bags, gas masks, ornaments, tents, coolers, lasers, canned goods, light bulbs, aerosol cans, ropes longer than 6 […]

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RNC Recap

If you missed the first day of the Republican National Convention (like me, I was off on an island for the day, with no electricity or internet) Electoral Vote has a concise summary you should read. Quick summaries of the delegate revolt that was quashed, Paul Ryan’s vanishing act, red meat from Rudy Giuliani and […]

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Theory and Practice

The UK Brexit vote has politicians and pundits theorizing about how that vote, and the ensuing economic turmoil, could have any parallels in Donald Trump’s campaign for the US presidency. After all, both Trump and Brexit are fueled by anti-immigrant sentiment and isolationist reactions to increasing globalism. For a minute, let’s ignore the irony of […]

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Gun Control

Who’s in charge of our gun laws? Right now we are seeing fights in both houses of Congress over common-sense changes to gun laws. We already require background checks when someone buys a gun from a gun dealer, but that is easy to get around by buying a gun online or from an individual seller […]

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Unity, Trump Style

Campaigning in two battleground states, Donald Trump called for GOP unity, saying it was time for Republicans to stop attacking one another. And then, of course, he immediately starting attacking Mitt Romney, the most recent Republican presidential candidate, saying “Mitt Romney is a sad case. He choked. You know what a choke artist is? You […]

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Trump’s Coattails?

Trump is definitely not making life easier for Republicans. As a possible sign of what is to come, incumbent Republican congresswoman Renee Ellmers was the first down-ballot GOP candidate to be endorsed by Donald Trump. Trump even recorded a robocall for her. But she was crushed in the North Carolina primary last weekend, far behind […]

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How the GOP created the Abortion Issue

At the time of the Roe v. Wade decision, most evangelical Christians didn’t care about abortion. Back then, people who were against abortion were almost exclusively Catholics, while evangelicals are protestants — you know the people whose name comes from the fact that they protested against the Catholics. But six years later the GOP needed […]

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Extreme Prejudice

Thursday morning, an op-ed from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was published in the Deseret News (a major Salt Lake City newspaper that is owned by the LDS Church). In it, Hatch says: Like many of my Senate colleagues, I recently met with Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. … Our […]

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The Election

© Michael Ramirez I’m not really sure what the cartoonist meant by this one, but for some reason I can’t stop laughing. What does this cartoon mean to you?

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Irony from West Virginia

Exit polls in West Virginia show that many Bernie Sanders voters in this week’s primary plan to vote for Donald Trump in the general election. But the ironic part is that 39% of people who voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary would vote for Trump over Sanders, if Sanders is the Democratic nominee. How […]

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Bad Hair Day

© Steve Breen What will the Republican party look like, after it is restyled by Donald Trump?

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