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Kennedy, the Pill and Conservatives for Contraception

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

50 years ago, when West Virginians handed Kennedy a victory, it was only after the Democrat promised again and again not to restrict their access to birth control. That's right: the conservatives demanded their right to choose.

Mr. President, 'Change' Is Your 'New Frontier'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.

Four Ways to Civilize and Simplify Debates

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Shouldn't a president be concise on issues? Candidates seem to ignore the signals of blinking lights, so let's install an emphatic alarm that sounds somewhere between a fart and a fire engine.