Can we call these ‘bad Samaritan laws’ ? “Severino made it clear that defending religious freedom was his primary goal when he created a new Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom. “Never forget that religious freedom is a primary freedom, that it is a civil right that deserves enforcement and respect,” Severino said when he… Continue reading New Trump Rule Protects Health Care Workers Who Refuse Care For Religious Reasons
Can Science and Faith Exist Together?
Accepting the Bible as God’s literal truth doesn’t mean that we discount science. It does mean that we interpret scientific evidence from the biblical viewpoint. We evaluate the same evidence as evolutionists, but they interpret it from their viewpoint. Evidence isn’t labeled with dates and facts; we arrive at conclusions about the unobservable past based… Continue reading Can Science and Faith Exist Together?
Hitchens: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic God talk, or is he just pandering for votes?
Perry did not, of course, suffer politically for making an idiot of himself in this way. Not even the true believers really expect that prayers for precipitation will be answered, or believe that a failed rainmaker is a false prophet. And, had Perry’s entreaties actually been followed by a moistening of the clouds and the… Continue reading Hitchens: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic God talk, or is he just pandering for votes?
Getting to Crazy
the modern G.O.P. fundamentally does not accept the legitimacy of a Democratic presidency — any Democratic presidency. We saw that under Bill Clinton, and we saw it again as soon as Mr. Obama took office. As a result, Republicans are automatically against anything the president wants, even if they have supported similar proposals in the… Continue reading Getting to Crazy
Michele Bachmann’s Holy War
Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children’s show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by… Continue reading Michele Bachmann’s Holy War
Keeping It Classy
Texas teacher suspended after telling Muslim 9th grader ‘I bet you’re grieving’ for bin Laden. From Keeping It Classy Wow.
Let’s Not Be Civil
Whenever there’s something the G.O.P. doesn’t like — say, environmental protection — Heritage can be counted on to produce a report, based on no economic model anyone else recognizes, claiming that this policy would cause huge job losses. Correspondingly, whenever there’s something Republicans want, like tax cuts for the wealthy or for corporations, Heritage can… Continue reading Let’s Not Be Civil
Triumph of the flat-earth Republicans
It is possible to understand how people might disagree that climate change is a threat to public health (we’ll all just start farming wheat in Siberia or northern Canada) or that humans are the main cause of rising temperatures (sunspots! natural variation!). But I still find it confounding that 31 Republicans are willing to deny,… Continue reading Triumph of the flat-earth Republicans
H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
For example, it would deny tax credits to companies that offer health plans that cover abortions and it would block anybody with insurance that covers abortions from receiving federal subsidies From H.R.3 The GOP is against the government take over of health care; unless it can be used to keep women from making their own… Continue reading H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
The Texas Omen
Texas is where the modern conservative theory of budgeting — the belief that you should never raise taxes under any circumstances, that you can always balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending — has been implemented most completely. If the theory can’t make it there, it can’t make it anywhere. … The point, however, is… Continue reading The Texas Omen