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Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us. In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comCOMMENTARY We've come a long way, maybe. Although no doubt meant to inspire, and tap into the delectable demographic of ......
Attending two political conventions back to back is like visiting two parallel universes: one conservative, one liberal; one overwhelmingly white, the other emphatically multiculti; and each one strangely confident that its candidate is on a steady course...
In an interview on the eve of his acceptance of the Republican Party's nomination for president, Mitt Romney sought to distance himself from his running mate and criticized those who would, as he put it, "chain us together." "I mean, who is Paul Ryan?"...
Like many parents of autistic children, Elizabeth Emken's priorities changed when she heard her son's diagnosis. But most parents do not wind up running for U.S. Senate. Emken's 12.5% of the vote in the June primary makes her the GOP challenger to...
Missouri congressman Todd Akin’s outrageously weird assertion that a woman cannot get pregnant from “forcible rape" exposes three predicaments facing the Republican Party. First, Akin has made himself so toxic that he may lose his race...
Tags: Karl Rove, Rape, Social Issues, Reince Priebus, Todd Akin
Like any sentient person, I was appalled by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape." I was shocked by the Limbaugh-ian proportions of his ignorance about the female reproductive system ("in cases of legitimate rape,...
Tags: Rape, Social Issues, Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, Reproductive System
Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi...
LIJIN China — Six months pregnant, 38-year-old Ma Jihong was healthy and fit, her body toned from working in the cotton fields. So when 10 people from the local family planning office showed up one morning in October, she slipped through a gap in...
The subject was reproductive rights, the audience was fervently pro-choice and the panelists were activists from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and the ACLU. But although the players may have been typical, the game plan was...
Tags: Cancer, Birth Control, Social Issues, Values, Planned Parenthood
World NowTo solidify its relationship with Latin America, which already accounts for $200 billion in annual trade, China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said his nation was ready to commit $15 billion in financing for infrastructure, manufacturing and technology...
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