jEFFSTANA on September 30th, 2014

Twilight of Authority Redux – Ed Kilgore | Washington Monthly | September 26, 2014 “I’ve been wanting to say something about the bizarre vision of American liberalism displayed at a recent Heritage Foundation event, as described by Suzi Khimm for MSNBC. It apparently centered on the hypothesis that liberals are engaged in a Faustian bargain […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 6th, 2012

The Federal Government is taking heat for allegedly restricting religious freedoms, specifically by mandating treatment concerning women’s healthcare by insurance carriers. Today, conflict exists concerning contraception and abortion, both legal procedures, and whether women should be guaranteed rights to these medical practices under the Patients Rights and Affordable Care Act. Some think for-profit taxable businesses […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 30th, 2009

In a multi-party democratic republic, when one party is clearly out-of-power, obstruction — though not a winning strategy — remains a primary course of action. Consider the effort a tug-of-war, where the goal is to slow the inevitable march of the controlling political party. Yet playing the same hand and expecting a different result is […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 31st, 2007

Mike Reynolds in the current issue of The Nation magazine (16 June 2007), pens an investigative piece exposing the ineffective pork-barrel industry, sprouting from conservative Christian policy as advocated by Bush and Co., concerning abortion, abstinence-only contraception and HIV disease prevention — among other sexual health-oriented, government-funded programs and agendas. Appropriately titled: The Abstinence Gluttons, […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 12th, 2006

It took awhile to get my mind around the fundamentalist, christianist platform on abortion. Obviously, no one celebrates abortion; yet the depth of anti-abortion passion exhibited by the religious right rates single-issue political status with these zealots. Take the story of a long time acquaintance of mine. He asserts his general affinity for the common […]

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