Roe v. Wade at 40

The latest NBC poll offers a nice recognition for today’s milestone reached by Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions. That’s the first time…

UPDATED: Where Republican Women Congressional Electeds Stand on Planned Parenthood Rider

In the Senate: Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins (both Maine) do not want to defund Planned Parenthood. Newly elected Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire) waffles when not emitting talking points so I construe that to be in favor of letting Planned Parenthood get defunded. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas)  – I can’t find anything…

The Stepford Conservatives & How Republicans Are About to Cripple the States

Yesterday, Kentucky’s US Senator-elect, Rand Paul, refused to identify how he would cut federal spending. He refused to identify a single specific cut.  He also joined the Stepford conservative leaders, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Paul Ryan, as they stayed on the coordinated but incorrect message that the country doesn’t have a…

Why Ohio Supreme Court’s Decision in McFee Matters, Needs Attention from “Mama Grizzlies”

As you can see from the comments this post has generated at The Moderate Voice, there’s a lot of whining about how business would suffer if they cared about pregnant women, about how pregnant women shouldn’t be treated differently from anyone else with a need to take leave and how pregnant women don’t deserve to…

Ohio Sup Court Discrimination: Will Palin’s Mama Grizzlies Rise Up for Mama Grizzlies-To-Be?

The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a decision today in McFee v. Nursing Care Management of America, Inc. that holds that, “…it’s not gender discrimination for employers to require a minimum tenure for employees to take an extended leave for any purpose, pregnancy included.” (See this Columbus Dispatch blog post.) What’s the problem? Kellie Copeland,…

Mo Dowd at best on Bart “I don’t call up nuns” Stupak

As if we needed any further evidence of why the old boys network, if it ever functioned to help anyone is the least functional model of networking now, Maureen Dowd says it all in her column, “Eraser Duty for Bart?” An excerpt but please, read the whole thing: We might have to bang Bart’s head…

Bashing Pelosi and Publicizing Erectile Dysfunction Patient Info

On the former: Attendees at a conservative conference in town [D.C.] this week will have the opportunity to whack a pinata of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Conservative Political Action Conference “CPAC” begins Thursday here in D.C. and will feature a party Friday evening where guests will have the opportunity to whack a Speaker Nancy Pelosi…