Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Lew Wallace

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 4:19 pm

I was surprised when I first read some of Wallace’s bio and discovered he had been a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Even more surprising was learning that he had been the territorial governor of New Mexico during the Lincoln County War:

 

Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 6:07 pm

This Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which protected a women’s decision to have an abortion was marked by thousands of anti-abortion activists taking part in a march for life in Washington, D.C. Carrying signs saying “I AM the pro-life generation”, and “conceived from rape, I love my life” marches converged on the National Mall Wednesday and marched to the Supreme Court.

Christmas Wars: And Now, the Rest of the Story

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 5:20 pm

“…and now, the reeesstt of the story,” as newscaster Paul Harvey used to say. For the past few years Paul’s pithy prose describes something we should all remember when it comes to the infamous Christmas Wars – look at the other side.

NC Baptist Preacher Calls for Beating the Gay Out of Kids

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 1:35 pm

There are many, many people of faith, progressive houses of worship fighting out and proud against Amendment One in solidarity with their LGBT neighbors who will be hurt by it, should it pass. On the other side? A man reveling in shooting up an anti-amendment sign, and now this news of a pastor in Fayetteville, [...]

Religious Right Orgs Bearing False Witness Against Sandra Fluke

By: Monday March 12, 2012 7:15 am

For all of their talking about morality and following God’s laws, religious right groups seem to throw these things out of the window when it doesn’t suit their purposes. Now they have a new target – Sandra Fluke. Fluke, who was venomously attacked by Rush Limbaugh two weeks ago for her testimony in front of Congress regarding contraception, now has members of the religious right smearing her name.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeanne Devon, Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years

By: Sunday June 5, 2011 1:59 pm

In the sea of Sarah Palin books that have been released since she slammed into the national consciousness, Blind Allegiance is unique. With access to the woman, the gubernatorial candidate, the governor, the VP candidate and the quitter, Frank Bailey was a true insider. He showed up at Palin campaign headquarters literally on Day One with a paintbrush and a mop. By virtue of his loyalty and work ethic, he played an integral role in her campaign, and rose in the ranks to become Palin’s powerful Director of Boards and Commissions during her administration as Governor.

President Obama Discusses the Harm to National Security from Covering Up War Crimes Burning Korans

By: Thursday September 9, 2010 8:00 am

The hateful, unchristian charlatan who understands he can become richer and a celebrity by threatening to burn Korans has now received a plea from the President of the United States not to endanger our troops by giving al Qaeda another recruiting tool. Meanwhile Obama insists we make our torture practices state secrets.

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