| Jan 5, 2014
Re "Deep division persists on birth control," Jan. 3
Where will it end? Even as wondrous advances in medicine have continually improved our health, various religions have striven to inject their beliefs into doctor-patient relationships.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation committed one of the great PR faux pas of the decade in January 2012, when it summarily cut off funding to Planned Parenthood in what appeared to be a bow to anti-abortion crusaders.
Now, with its release...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The intensifying Supreme Court clash over whether birth control should be required under President Obama's signature healthcare law has revealed just how deep divisions remain between administration officials and Catholic leaders over...
| Jan 7, 2014
The Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization of Roman Catholic nuns that runs nursing homes around the country, is testing the contraceptive coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Last week, we're sorry to say, the nuns won a temporary reprieve...
| Jan 10, 2014
Re "The nuns vs.Obamacare," Editorial, Jan. 7
The case of the nuns seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate speaks to the insanity of linking health insurance to employment. Imagine the outcry if employers...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Most restaurant themes are meant to entertain you. Popular themes include tiki bars with waitresses in hula skirts and rain forest cafes with palm trees. But some ideas may leave you scratching your head. In Bangkok, for example, there's a restaurant...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Good riddance, Martin Bashir.
Almost three weeks after his despicable on-air trashing of Sarah Palin, MSNBC host Martin Bashir has lost his job. That’s a hefty price to pay, but a fair one.
I stand with Sarah Palin on this one.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:54 PM
You wonder why people dodge jury duty? You wonder why people hold government in low regard?
Here’s another exhibit:
Laura Trickle was called up for jury duty in Jackson County, Mo., in January. She got a postponement because she was close to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
“Today’s ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
"Today's ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to lawmakers: It is...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
HOUSTON — A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law.
The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel...