As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.
I collected the responses of pro-choice activists to a recent court appearance by the accused Planned Parenthood domestic terrorist, during which he shouted, "I'm a warrior for the babies." Were his outbursts proof that extreme anti-choice rhetoric contributed to the November murders?
Every school child can recite this exhortation from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaugural address: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itsel...
Senator Kurt Schaefer once said that he supported academic freedom. He once said that doctors should be in charge of health care. He campaigned emphatically against lobbyists influencing politicians.
On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.
One would think, in this holiday season, a spirit of compassion for those with less access to resources would be a guiding light. But apparently some lawmakers would rather cut off their constituents' access to health care than give them support
People don't forget these statements, and some even take them at face value. And why shouldn't they? At that level you would expect them to be accurate. This is not the case. Instead, we are seeing an alarming increase from irresponsible presidential candidates, as well as lawmakers, in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months.
If you like your lies served BIG, BIGGER, BEST, then this was the year for you! In 2015, lies were everywhere: in international sports, presidential campaigns, at the largest corporations and important non-profits, among Super Bowl contenders, and even among those tasked with telling us the news.
With so many of us traveling to see long lost (or wish we could lose) relatives for the holidays, let's make a game out of those super awkward situati...
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
Right now Greg Abbott, the current governor of Texas, is doing everything he can to stop Syrian refugees from being settled in Texas. This is because someone told him desperate families fleeing IS are something to be fear.
In a radio show after three people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a Republican legislator from Colorado Springs, where the shooting occurred, equated the shooter with Planned Parenthood executives.
Today's topics include: Another Day, Another Active Shooter; Gun Massacre Conspiracies; Planned Parenthood Shooter is Totally Crazy; Trump Attacked By Eagle; and much more.
It is time for those who share this faulty outlook to finally acknowledge that the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has become the party of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Fox News. It is time for them to leave the GOP.
The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred.
Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.