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Rape, pregnancy and a woman’s freedom

Meg T. McDonnell | 27 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, rape, US politics
Rape does not have to take the joy out of bringing a new life into the world.


Making noise, not arguments

Jennifer Roback Morse | 13 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, same-sex marriage, US politics
A social conservative decodes the racket that passes for an answer to her questions about liberal causes.


Is Obama doomed? The debt crisis and 2012

Timothy Lynch | 08 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, debt crisis, US politics
The messy negotiations between a Democrat president and a Republican Congress over raising the debt ceiling show the robust nature of the US constitutional system.


Putting the story right

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: mid-term elections, pro-life vote, US politics, values voters
America’s mid-term elections were a referendum on the values embodied in founding texts.


America’s mad-hatter politics

Godfrey Hodgson | 21 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Tea Party, US politics
The rise of the populist Tea Party movement is dominating the US mid-term election campaign. Yet its significance escapes the country's political and media class.


Ruin and reform

Godfrey Hodgson | 17 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Supreme Court, US politics
The Supreme Court has just made even harder the effort to limit the degradation of American politics by money.


About that Supreme Court decision…

Sheila Liaugminas | 29 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: US politics
The one President Obama misrepresented in his State of the Union address, to the dismay of Justice Alito (which the media focused on more than on the misrepresentation of it)…..


After Massachusetts… Illinois?

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: US politics
Whatever ‘long-shot’ chances some upstart politicians may have had before in the upcoming Illinois primary, may have been significantly boosted by the major upset in Massachusetts when Scott Brown beat the Democrat for Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.


Got change?

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: State of the Union address, US politics
Did those three election losses (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) tell Democratic leadership anything about the mood and will of the people at this point in time?


NOW they say the hype was unwarranted

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, US politics
On the car radio a couple of days ago, I caught an interesting interview on Beeb radio with Tina Brown about media in decline and President Obama in….well, decline. Brown now claims he should have never been so built up in the first place.


All news is local

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Obamacare, US politics
At least Scott Brown’s historic victory in Massachusetts sure is. That election result going to change national politics from here forward.


Mass. upheaval

Sheila Liaugminas | 18 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, US politics
The health care bill making its way through the Senate is named after Ted Kennedy. Of all the ways it may yet be dismantled, the unlikeliest just happened Tuesday evening.


Going Rogue: Let’s cut to the chase, Sarah

Jeff Gardner | 03 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Sarah Palin, US politics
After 400 pages we still don’t know whether Sarah Palin is a really rogue element in politics or merely aiming for a future in the GOP.


Going Rogue all the way to the White House?

Brigitte Pellerin | 03 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Sarah Palin, US politics
Sarah Palin's book An American Life is suprisingly moving and well worth the read.


Big Brother Is Advertising

Marilyn Ryan | 23 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, public opinion, US politics
Is government advertising really aimed at informing, or could it be a form of Big-Brother mind control?


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