Tag Archives: Debate

D.C. gun-control debate holds national clues

Gun-control legislation got a much closer look over the past year in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings — but the District and gun-rights activists have been fighting their own battle on the issue for the better part of a decade.And the experience in the nation’s capital is likely to provide clues to how the gun-rights debate is likel…

Top Activists For and Against Euthanasia Square Off in Debate

On the 13th of November in the Goethe Institute in Brussels, Alex Schadenberg, chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International, debated noted pro-euthanasia medical academic, Dr Jan Bernheim. The panel discussion afterwards included Carine Brochier from the European Bioethics Institute (on the no side) and Professor Etienne Vermeersch, …

Wisconsin Legislator Attacks Pro-Life Group After Recent Debate

After debating a bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would allow motorists to purchase a Choose Life license plate for their vehicles, a Wisconsin state legislator attacked a pro-life organization supporting the plates.

During the Assembly Transportation Committee’s Executive Session this morning, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made what Wisconsin Family Action calls “outlandish allegations” against it in his attempt to discredit WFA.

The following a response WFA sent LifeNews from its president, Julaine Appling:

Tired Guns; This time the “debate” is desultory and meta

A few days after last year’s massacre at Newtown, Conn., we observed: “Every time one of these horrible shooting sprees occurs, countless voices in the media declaim that (1) we need a debate on gun control, and (2) the other side’s views are despicable, stupid and unworthy of consideration.” It’s happening again, in reaction to Monday’s murders at the Washington Navy Yard. But it’s strikingly muted by comparison with the post Newtown frenzy.

“Fertilized Eggs:” One of the Least Scientific Terms in the Abortion Debate

As I’ve mentioned before, my first major foray into the pro-life world was the 2008 Colorado Personhood campaign. As spokesperson, I had countless opportunities to present our message to the public – often through the media.

One of the most frustrating things was to pull up a newspaper article, after an interview that I thought had gone pretty well, and to see a headline that talked about protection or legal rights for “fertilized eggs.” Even I had to laugh. Protecting and recognizing eggs does sound pretty funny.

National gun debate hits close to home in Colorado recall vote

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and the billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad have each donated hundreds of thousands of dollars. The National Rifle Association is buying political advertisements. New York’s junior senator sent a fund raising e mail. And the election has attracted news coverage from as far away as Sweden.All this over a homegrown campaign to oust two Democratic state senators who provided crucial support for a package of strict new state gun control laws. As the recall elections the first of their kind in Colorado’s history draw closer, the race has swelled from a local scuffle into a proxy battle in the nation’s wrenching fight over gun control.

Sen. Blumenthal seeks to restart the gun debate

One of the leaders of Democrats’ push for gun control earlier this year says it’s “absolutely mandatory” for lawmakers to revisit such legislation following this week’s gun tragedies, such as the averted school shooting in Georgia and the killing of an Australian college baseball player in Oklahoma.“We need to restart the conversation,” Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal said on MSNBC earlier today. “This agenda and debate needs to come back to this country.”

‘So AP, you #StandWithWendy?’ Associated Press takes sides in Texas abortion debate

Did the Associated Press really announce that it stands with late-term abortion defender Wendy Davis in her fight against the right to life?

Yes, yes it did. Advocacy journalism on parade:

France and Google Face-Off in What Could be Very Unpleasant and Far-Reaching Surveillance Debate

France and Google Get Into it Over Surveillance Programs

In this Dec. 6, 2011 file photo, the Google logo is seen on the carpet at Google France offices before its inauguration, in Paris. (AP Photo)

PARIS (AP) — France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren’t far behind.

‘Are You Kidding Me?’: Monica Crowley Calls Out Dem Activist for ‘Going to Bush’ During Debate on White House Scandals

Filling in for Fox News host Sean Hannity Friday night, Monica Crowley sparred with former South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian over the legitimacy of the multiple scandals plaguing the White House.

Crowley criticized President Barack Obama for not coming out publicly and laying out all the facts to prove his administration’s innocence in the scandals.

Pro-Life Congresswoman Will Head Debate on Late-Term Abortion Ban

When members of the U.S House begin debate on the bill to ban abortions nationwide after 20-weeks of pregnancy, a leading pro-life congresswoman will head up the pro-life side of the debate.

Representative Marsha Blackburn will organize the pro-life side of the debate for bill sponsor Representative Trent Franks and manage lawmakers debating for the legislation. According to a Newsmax report, “Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, will be floor manager for the bill when the House brings it up for a vote next week, said two aides who asked not to be identified as the decision hasn’t been officially announced.”

Conservative Lawmakers Planning Lincoln-Douglas Style Immigration Debate in Front of the Capitol

Conservative lawmakers are planning a day-long Lincoln-Douglas-style debate on immigration in front of the U.S. Capitol building next Wednesday to counter what they say has been a lack of legitimate debate inside the halls of Congress.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the open-forum debate will feature “border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.” King is one of several House Republicans leading a charge for a special Republican conference meeting on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Report: U.S. Intel Hacks al-Qaeda Magazine, Sparking First Amendment Debate

Al-Qaeda’s English language magazine, which last month labeled the Boston bombers as “great brothers,” was reportedly hacked by U.S. intelligence agencis to make content unreadable, according to the Washington Post. This attempt to, at least temporarily, disrupt readers from viewing Inspire magazine has re-ignited a debate regarding the First Amendment and extremist content.

Intelligence Officials Hack Al Qaeda Magazine Inspire Temporarily

A screenshot of an Inspire magazine cover. (Photo: Wikimedia)

What Should Happen to the Corpses of the Babies Gosnell Murdered? Debate Erupts

The Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial has come to a close — but what should happen with the remains of the babies who were discovered at his clinic, the Women’s Medical Society?

Father Frank Pavone, a well-known priest and pro-life leader, has unsuccessfully appealed to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office, asking to gain access to the bodies so that they can be given a proper burial.

The Great Shotgun Debate

Once upon a time, all the way back when Sheriff Jim Wilson was still in high school, a tactical shotgun was essentially just a field gun with a short barrel. How times have changed. Sheriff Jim is older, and the 12-gauge shotgun has matured to fit the needs and tastes of any shooter. Customization options now include illumination systems, red-dot and ghost-ring sights, a variety of specialized home-defense loads and enough stock options to make your head spin. However, even though two shotguns may be accessorized in different fashions, proper technique changes little from one to the other.