Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown had a clueless moment in New Hampshire last night at a Republican dinner. However, apparently Brown, who lives in Massachusetts isn’t too sure where the border is… “What I’ve heard from the Republicans up here is they’re thankful that I’ve been around for a year, helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are effecting not only people here in Massachusetts — uh, in New Hampshire, but also in Massachusetts, obviously,” Brown said, according to a video released by the liberal PAC American Bridge, which tracks Republican candidates. Word has it that Brown is flirting with a run in New Hampshire and selling his home in Massachusetts. Brown recently dropped “the “MA” from … Continue reading
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President Obama delivered a statement a short time ago on the passing of Nelson Mandala. In his statement Obama said Mandala was ”a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” “We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” the President said. “So it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set: to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love; to never discount the difference that one person can make; to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice.” President Obama also noted, “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. Like so … Continue reading
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died today at 95. Mandala led the “emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule” after spending 27 years in a South African prison, and became an “international emblem of dignity and forbearance.” Mr. Mandela’s quest for freedom took him from the court of tribal royalty to the liberation underground to a prison rock quarry to the presidential suite of Africa’s richest country. And then, when his first term of office was up, unlike so many of the successful revolutionaries he regarded as kindred spirits, he declined a second term and cheerfully handed over power to an elected successor, the country still gnawed by crime, poverty, corruption and disease but a democracy, respected in the world … Continue reading
The Grand Party of Secession and Trampling everything the Republican Party was Founded to Oppose loves them their tokens and their implicit notion that if ONE member of any minority they’ve oppressed systematically says it ain’t so, it ain’t so. Continue reading
The rollout wasn’t smooth (most rollouts aren’t) but it’s working now… Obama administration: http://t.co/mwwI7ZzHtS now works ‘for the vast majority of users’ http://t.co/Y4jvTT7gbH pic.twitter.com/D2xu3B9pte — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) December 1, 2013
On Tuesday the Supreme Court agree to hear a case based on the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The question at stake is whether employers can refuse to provide their employees with mandated contraceptives if the employers have religious objections to contraceptives. Supreme Court justices have agreed to review two cases that brought forth opposite decisions in the lower courts. The cases pose “complex questions about religious freedom and equality for female workers, along with an issue the court has not yet confronted: whether secular, for-profit corporations are excepted by the Constitution or federal statute from complying with a law because of their owners’ religious beliefs.” The two cases will be combined for oral arguments to the Supreme Court to be heard possibly … Continue reading
In his first major work written as Pontiff, Pope Francis has called out “unfettered capitalism as ‘a new tyranny’” and is ”urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.” Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, an 84-page document which is tantamount to his official platform, builds on views Francis “has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.” In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticising the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”. He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of … Continue reading