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The Romney-Ryan-Akin Platform for Women

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are having trouble distancing themselves from the most conservative platform in GOP party history, which includes a Human Life Amendment that bans abortions in all cases. The DNC is out with a new web video: “The Romney-Ryan-Akin Platform for Women”

The Mean-Spirited GOP Platform for 2012

  It’s well known that Orange County is the place that former President Ronald Reagan said “All good Republicans go to die.” When taking a look the the GOP platform being circulated ahead of the party’s 2012 national convention in Tampa, we have to wonder if there are any “good” Republicans left in this extreme…

GOP Redefining Rape? Exactly when could a rape be legitimate?

Congressman Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin

Over the weekend six-term Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the GOP challenger to Senator Claire McCaskill, provided a clear distinction between the Republican world-view, and that of the majority of Americans. Akin stated that abortion should not be allowed in the case of rape since “women’s bodies have the ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.”

Republicans Expanding War on Women via End Around on Roe v. Wade

Years ago, some conservative friends signed me up for a TownHall.com account and the emails I’m sent provide sometimes a chilling view of the national plans Republicans have for fundamentally changing our society.  The latest campaign, promoted by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, seeks an “end around” the US Supreme Court to legally redfine when “personhood”…

Rhode Island Bishop Denies Communion to Rep. Patrick Kennedy

Interesting position taken by Bishop Tobin of Rhode Island.  Because Patrick Kennedy is upholding the law, he is being denied communion by the Catholic Church.  Chris Matthews does a pretty decent job here of straddling the fence between respectful disagreement and putting Bishop Thomas Tobin on the spot.  I wonder if the Bishop supports the ability of all those Cardinals, Bishops and Msngrs in nthe church who were aware of child sex abuse going on but did nothing to protect the kids.  Would they deny communion to Republican lawmakers who voted for an illegal or unjust war in Iraq or advocated techniques of torture.

OC Board Votes on Health Education Funding for Planned Parenthood

Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors discussed their prior decision to suspend the contract to Orange County Coalition of Community Clinics, as it related to their subcontract with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Incorporated into the recommendation from Health Care Agency is a policy to prohibit the use of Tobacco Settlement…