The subtitle suggests my enthusiasm level for either candidate in the last elections. I know a lot of you love President Obama. So let me focus on what a Obama second term will be like and what he has done so far (including future plans being laid).
The murders in Benghazi of Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on September 11th, 2012 seemed to arouse no outrage on the part of President Obama. The consulate was overrun and razed to the ground while the American citizens inside fought for their lives with light weapons totally inadequate for the task.
Statistics are showing that abortion rates are on the steady decline, the current year being the lowest yet. There are many reasons for this, from the increased availability of contraception to advancements in the technology that prevent birth, leading to more long-term solutions.
The President of France, Francois Hollande has recently gained quite a bit of criticism regarding his decision to make some amendments to the currently up-in-the-air gay marriage law. The sources of this criticism are gay rights movements who say that he is going against his initial promises to support gay marriage within the country. The provision he wishes to add to the law is one that will allow mayors to refuse to do gay marriages if it goes against what they believe. They can’t just d
The United States is usually known for being the enemy of certain non-democratic states, including such places as Syria, China, Iran and North Korea. But in some cases, we put aside our differences and work with these “evil” powers to get things done. It is unfortunate, however, that what we are seeking to get done as of late is the blocking of a UN resolution that will place an international moratorium on
Of course, if they had, perhaps we wouldn’t have wiped out millions of native indigenous peoples from the entire freaking continent. From that perspective, I am actually pretty cool with this bumper sticker. Sure I’m happy that I live in America, but the fact that my ancestors made my life possible by slaughtering others isn’t lost on me.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform in South Africa next week. No big deal—unless you’re one of the protestors claiming that she is the bride of Satan, in which case I guess you’d be offended that the Dark Lord’s succubus misses is here to take away your soul. Or something.
As a person who doesn't associate with any organized religion, I'm shocked by how much religion plays into politics. Too many people think that we live in a "Christian" nation, but the fact is we don't. We live in a place that provides freedom of religion to all, as put forth in the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment, to be exact. (Hey, I paid attention in government class.)
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for decades, ever since the Israeli forced occupation of the region. Back and forth the problems continue, with both sides to blame for the seemingly endless violence. Israel wishes to assert its control over Palestine, even going so far as to commit countless human rights abuses. Palestine seeks to break away from Israel’s grip and many within the country see aggressive action as the only option to make this happen. But regardless of the reasons, the end result is death.
It’s been all over the news as of late - a young woman dying in an Irish hospital because doctors refused to administer an abortion. In case you haven’t been keeping up, the basics are that the woman was suffering from blood poisoning and tried to get an abortion due to her failing health. Unfortunately, Ireland has some of the strictest laws when it comes to abortion and so the doctors denied her. She finally ended up having a miscarriage and then the doctors removed the dead fetus, but it was by that time too late. Her health had become so bad that she eventually succumbed and died.
The election may be over, but we still have so much work to do. Check out the progressive actions below and take action on the ones that you feel strongly about.
Support American workers
When I first saw Elizabeth Warren on Real Time with Bill Maher, I fell in love with her instantly. Finally, someone in power who truly believed in limiting the powers of corporations! Someone who wanted to treat people like people and corporations like things, not like entities with rights guaranteed in the constitution! I wanted her to be president immediately.
Even though many champions of family issues were elected during this election, we still have plenty of people in Congress who don’t care if women die from pregnancy, who didn’t get the memo that America is largely pro-choice and, at the very least, pro-birth control. We have to keep the pressure on! Click below to help out.
Help service women protect their freedom of choice
If there’s one thing we should all be fighting for together, it should be our environment. Not to sound sanctimonious here, but this is our home and if we don’t protect it, we’re not going to be able to continue living here as a species.
This year saw many great victories when it comes to LGBT rights across both the United States and Europe. The election brought many great changes and progress and promises better things to come as people continue to voice their belief that gay couples should be able to marry freely, regardless of what religions try to preach. As typical, the Catholic Church is resisting that change, even going so far as to issue an offic
I get the impression from politics and the media that opponents of relaxed immigration laws seem to demonize the illegals. They steal our jobs. They break the law. They mooch off our government services. They are the enemy.
The Democrats have two possible 2016 candidates with the potential to overwhelm the field, but it's quite possible neither will run. And it's also quite possible that one of them could run, but not overwhelm the field.
The two big fish:
After fielding a crop of contenders in 2012 that most observers viewed as less-than-overwhelming (given that at various times Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick [oops!] Perry, and even Herman Cain were temporary frontrunners), the Republicans have been expecting a much more formidible group for 2016 and beyond.
And, certainly, the potential is there.