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Amanda Terkel

Paul Ryan To Social Conservatives: 'Religious Freedom' At Risk If Obama Is Reelected | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a t...

Faith, Fear, and Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Listen to the clamor this year from the religious right and you would think that most people of faith reject family planning. Hardly. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that support for the use of contraceptives knows no religious bounds.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Between Attack And Apology: Romney Struggles To Deal With Muslim Community | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently surfaced remarks from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declaring that Palestinians "have no interest whatsoever in e...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Obama Treats Israel With 'Indifference Bordering On Contempt' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration Friday of treating Israel with "indifference bordering on conte...

Why The GOP's Coded Homophobia Is Surprisingly Cruel And Cowardly

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

On Medicare, Ryan thundered, "We need this debate." But on the social values that Republicans claim stand at the core of their being, they want no debate, just underhanded cues to appease the social conservatives in their fragile coalition.

Billionaire Dispatches from the Convention, Day 1

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Felonius Ax of the Billionaires here, reporting from Tampa: So they're postponing the opening of the Republican Convention due to extreme weather. All of us big bundlers are hunkering down at the Weston Tampa Harbor Island Hotel.

Romney's Southern Strategy Gambit

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Ryan will not only fatten the percentage of conservative voters for Romney, it will fatten their numbers as well. This is not speculation. He's already bumped up the Romney percentage in some polls by a notch. Romney had badly slipped in those polls before the Ryan pick.

Professors Admit Given The Same Skill Set, They'd Prefer Hiring A Liberal Over A Conservative

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 10.13.2012 | College

Numerous surveys have found that professors, especially those in some disciplines, are to the left of the general public. But those same -- and other ...


Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Chick-fil-A is becoming another chapter in the "Conservatives as victims" story line that is being crafted by Palin and other conservative politicians.

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Are the pundits right? Has the prospect of a gender backlash in the general election caused social conservatives to lose the courage of their convictions? Hardly.

Andrea Stone

Christian Conservatives Pray Away 'Secular, Socialist' Obama | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Hundreds of Christian conservatives convened here Friday for The Awakening, a two-day combination of strategy session, prayer mee...

Gay Marriage Foes May Share Psychological Quirk, Study Suggests

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2012 10:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Opponents of same-sex marriage worry that exte...

Why Stop at Abortion? Let's Demean and Humiliate Gays, Smokers and the Obese!

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Why not force gays and lesbians to watch heterosexual pornography before they get hitched in the handful of states where they can legally marry? Maybe by watching men and women having sex, gays and lesbians will realize the error of their sinful ways!

Seamus? Or Shame on Us?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are not running for dog catcher. The dogs of the world will little note nor long remember who wins the presidency of the United States, let alone the GOP nomination. I am more interested to know what this election means for... people.

Why Some Women Are Sexists

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Every day people, like me, are banging their heads on their desks, asking "What is wrong with that woman?" "Why is she doing that?" "Doesn't she realize she's being used by a system that denigrates her?" Women in these positions clearly don't see it that way.

Obsession Over Social Sexual Issues Is Destroying America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How's it possible that the more religious America becomes the more the institution of marriage crumbles? A huge part of the problem is that we are mired in religious distractions that take us away from focusing on core issues.

Why Social Issues Interrupted the Economy Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The economy is still by far the dominant issue with voters concerned about jobs, finances, and the federal deficit's impact on economic growth. So why, in the Republican presidential primary, are candidates talking more and more about social and cultural issues like contraception?

Rick Santorum and the Bully Pulpit

Zac Morgan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Zac Morgan

Republicans have to ask themselves: do they want a president who will waste valuable political capital and credibility fighting a losing issue? A president who will take his eye off the economic ball for every marriage vote?

Goodbye to the Republican Party: Why I Left the GOP

Roger Stone | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Sadly, the difference between the two major parties has become rhetorical. Under the Democrats you're going to hell. Under the Republicans, you are still going to hell, but you are going more slowly.

Do Republicans Have a Death Wish?

James Peron | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
James Peron

The agenda of the Republican Party today is focusing heavily on issues that alienate critical Independent voters. This may be intentional, or just a collective stupidity on the part of Republican candidates.

Mitt Romney Earns More by 6:00 a.m. Than Many Seniors Do in a Year

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Social Security is not just another pension fund for the Bain Capitals of the world to raid. Social Security is how each day millions of retirees are able to pay their bills and put food on the table.

The Santorum Strain

Robert Walker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Santorum represents a strain in American politics that believes preventing unintended and unwanted pregnancies is both a moral wrong and a social ill: women who engage in sexual intercourse -- voluntarily or not -- should have children by chance, not by choice.

Romney Intensifies Rhetoric To Win Over Key Group

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOVELAND, Colo. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney set aside his focus on the economy in recen...

Evangelical Leaders Calls Callista Gingrich A 'Mistress For 8 Years'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

In making his case for Rick Santorum as the conservative consensus' alternative to Mitt Romney at a conference in Texas over the weekend, evangelical ...

Jon Ward

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote | Jon Ward | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...