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Looking down the wrong end of a telescope gives you an entirely mistaken perspective on the universe. The Los Angeles Daily News allowed Tim Rutten to publish an opinion piece (The dangerous illusion of Americans and their guns, May 30, 2014) that displayed just such an inverted perspective on the topic of the social utility of guns in American soc…
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The modern social justice movement can be described as a loose union of movements that oppose institutionalized injustice in various forms—racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and many more. It’s seen as a single movement because all forms of oppression share certain characteristics: most importantly, that they are systems of injus…
In wake of KU Twitter controversy, Kansas regents approve new policy for faculty use of social media
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved its first-ever policy aimed at addressing the way faculty and staff at six state universities use social media.Establishing the policy was a direct result of controversy that erupted earlier this year when University of Kansas associate professor David Guth wrote on his personal Twitter account abou…
A mother in England is fighting for custody of her daughter after a judge forced her to undergo a cesarean section and put her baby up for adoption. The woman is an Italian national who is visiting the U.K. for a work trip and her newborn infant has been taken from her reportedly because she […]…
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In the Issues statement of Family Planning and Reproductive Choice, the National Association of Social Workers endorses abortion stating:
[…]Social workers […] have a professional obligation to work […] to establish, secure funding for, and safeguard family planning and reproductive health programs, including abortion services […]
If a social worker doesn’t not want to promote, secure funding for or “safeguard” abortion in America, NASW claims the don’t have to, but they must then tell clients that they offer “limited” services and then find clients someone who will offer to connect them with abortion services.
TheBlaze’s newest hire, Dana Loesch, went at it with Democratic strategist Steve McMahon on Thursday’s “Hannity” over the failures of Obamacare, arguing that the health care law is the “biggest bait and switch” since Social Security.
After McMahon himself admitted that younger, healthy Americans are going to pay more to help insure older people with medical issues, Loesch blasted the “one size fits all” approach to health care.
Sarah Palin clearly took note of the story about an Army master sergeant who’s reportedly been told, among other things, that he’s not allowed to read books by conservative authors—including Sean Hannity, David Limbaugh, and Mark Levin—while in uniform.
Because Palin hit her Facebook page today big-time, asking folks to support Nathan Sommers, a conservative Christian and member of the U.S. Army Band, by posting photos of themselves holding what Palin terms “liberty-loving books.”
That claim, tweeted yesterday by Organizing For Action’s @BarackObama Twitter account, is based on the Social Security Administration’s “preliminary analysis” of the effects of amnesty on Social Security’s finances.
Unfortunately, as Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute observes, the SSA analysis “measures Social Security’s finances over a short, 10-year window, in which new immigrants are paying taxes but largely prohibited from collecting benefits. Afterward, they will start collecting benefits. Counting only the first 10 years obviously doesn’t tell the full story. This is the same accounting problem conservatives spotted with Obamacare, and they shouldn’t ignore it here.”
By Victor Skinner
OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha middle school teacher Shad Knutson found a new way to connect with his students, and he used it to live out his sexual fantasies.
In one year’s time, Knutson, now 36 years old, exchanged 26,986 text messages and phone calls – an average of 70 per day – with one of his 14-year-old female students, according to the Omaha World Herald. He exchanged almost as many messages with other 13- to 15-year-old girls at Nathan Hale Middle School where he worked.
Over the weekend, The New York Times (yes, that New York Times) reported that Organizing for Action, Obama’s rebooted campaign arm, has been selling White House access to donors who pledge at least $ 500,000. And, when confronted about the report today, simpering Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that OFA is just an “independent organization”:
Right. An “independent organization” that — purely coincidentally, of course — runs the official @BarackObama Twitter account: