But I thought they were all for the individual!

Michael Bryan of Blog for Arizona shares Republican CD8 Congressional candidate Frank Antenori’s statement about how we leftists are ripping people from the bosoms of their families: “The family is the core unit that makes this country great. And if you dismantle it, like the left loves to do—they love to divide and conquer. They […]

Latest Cathi Herrod dispatch: “She can go to Walmart and buy it.”

Per AP’s Paul Davenport on the (temporary) defeat of AZ’s birth control bill today: “She can go to Walmart and buy it,” said bill supporter Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy, adding later: “We’re not restricting birth control here. It’s a question of who is paying for it.” Oh really? Well guess who […]

I don’t care why they won’t listen to us.

Will Saletan’s NYT critique of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion is getting passed around quite a bit among my friends and acquaintances. We liberals find sociological and psychological explorations of those zany conservatives endlessly fascinating and I have no doubt Haidt’s book will be gangbusters with […]

Of course, the problem is on “both sides”.

AZ Republic Political Insider couldn’t resist the false equivalence in covering yesterday morning’s morning’s press conference at the State Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers called attention to HB2625, the crazy anti-contraception bill that the “pro-life” GOP majority is pushing. It being a press conference, the people presenting it used strong language to get their point across. […]

Rep. Terri Proud goes off script. Admits it’s all about shaming the sluts.

Per the AZ Republic Political Insider: “Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a “surgical procedure”. If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in […]

Where are the “libertarians” on employers violating your privacy?

That’s what I have to ask when I see a stories about corporations and employers violating people’s privacy in a way that would invariably draw howls of protest among the “libertarian” crowd were it done by a government agent toward a private citizen. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few […]

A reminder that telling them to step it down a notch right now isn’t the same as telling them to moderate their position

Sen. John McCain is telling the AZ lege to slow their roll on HB2625, the No Slut Pills Unless Your Boss Approves Bill. The GOP-sponsored bill, which would put some women in the uncomfortable position of having to explain to their boss why they use birth control, already passed in the state House of Representatives […]

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