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Wake Up, GOP! Extreme Social Crusades Are Passé

(8) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 4:46 PM

This week our nation witnessed a series of historic events in the long battle for individual freedom and equality. While the Democratic Party is waving victory flags, applauding progress toward personal freedom and opening its arms to ever-increasing constituencies, GOP elected leaders have once again donned the mantle of 'grumpy...

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On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 8:35 AM

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision recognizing a woman's fundamental constitutional right to privacy and freedom when it comes to making personal health choices.

The Roe v. Wade ruling will forever be remembered as the decision legalizing abortion; however, at its heart,...

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Election Results Shows Fatal Flaw in GOP's Extreme Social Agenda

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Election post mortem 2012 has begun. Liberals will credit the Obama campaign's superior ground game. Conservatives will blame the media, and maybe even last week's devastating hurricane. Sandy does bear responsibility for the president's victory, that's for certain, but not Sandy the hurricane. Think instead of Sandy as the female...

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The GOP Should Renounce Akin's Policy, Not Just His Statements

(21) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 11:45 AM

Republican leaders and the Romney-Ryan ticket today rightfully denounced Representative Todd Akin's (R-MO) insulting and inexcusable comments about rape. The Republican National Committee now has an opportunity to make clear that our party also denounces the underlying policy Akin espouses, namely banning abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest and...

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Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

(21) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM

The repeal of the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy prompted celebrations across America this week. To many, this long-overdue decision marked a vital and necessary end to a discriminatory and exclusionary policy.

We heard the politicians' heartfelt debate as they touted their belief in the importance of limiting...

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Reform...at What Cost?

(24) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 5:55 PM

The recent debate on health care reform has brought new focus to the important issue of reproductive choice -- and a clear understanding that it cannot be taken for granted.

As the Senate prepares now to take up its version of a massive health care overhaul, pro-choice Americans are watching...

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Note to the GOP: Stop Shunning Social Inclusivity

(18) Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 5:29 PM

In politics you have two options: win elections and control the agenda or lose elections and cede the agenda.

At a time when the federal government is making some of the most important decisions our nation has ever faced, GOP leaders have not been able to come up with a...

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