Tag Archives: Conservatism

Too efficient birth control

For the “no shit” file: In 2009, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation donated over $23 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, a five-year experimental program that offered low-income teenage girls and young women in the state long-acting reversible contraceptives … Continue reading

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GOP and Iraq: it has ‘pushed the pendulum of blame in Obama’s direction’

And this is the direction towards which the Iraq War questions have inched in recent days: The rapid move to shift responsibility is at the core of the GOP’s plan to define 2016 as a foreign-policy election. Anxious about demographic … Continue reading

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Go, Nebraska!

For the “Who Knew?” file, here’s the Nebraska legislature, comprised of an adamantine GOP majority, voting to abolish the death penalty: The vote margin in the unicameral Legislature was more than enough to override a promised veto from Gov. Pete … Continue reading

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The differences are the differences

So, uh, please note the difference between HRC and Bernie Sanders’ donors: The most notable difference is the Vermont senator’s reliance on the old FDR coalition: unions like the UAW, the Teamsters, and United Steelworkers. It’s Walter Mondale running against … Continue reading

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“Was Harry Reid really pummeled by a relative?”

Amazing. Rolling Stone got legitimately destroyed for running a story about UVA rape allegations in which the reporter didn’t confirm the allegations. Now John Hinderaker, a blogger at one of the filthier online sewers, got punked by one of his … Continue reading

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‘If one of my daughters was gay, I would love them just as much’

I…don’t remember the junior senator from Texas and GOP presidential hopeful making this case before: During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. … Continue reading

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Blood, inheritance, and privilege: Marco Rubio’s problem and ours

It happened at last: Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for an office he won’t get. With his stillborn language and wooden performances, Rubio pontificates like a member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. A skilled orator can overcome boilerplate. Rubio … Continue reading

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