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Norman Lear: ‘Bring Them to Their Knees’

The legendary TV producer discusses our threatened Constitution, the hypocrisy of the Christian right, the strange ethics of “The Sopranos,” and why he still sees himself as an “unaffiliated groper.”

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Tenn. Backs Anti-Abortion Step

Right on the heels of South Dakota, the Tennessee Legislature is moving to ban abortion.

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The Towering Solons of Abortion

When you think “enlightenment,” the first thing that comes to your mind is “the South Dakota Legislature,” right?

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


South Dakota Abortion Law to Challenge Roe

In signing a bill intended to ban almost all abortions in the state, Gov. Mike Rounds is directly challenging the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, hoping that a more conservative court will revisit the issue. (The South Dakota bill is particularly draconian: It makes no exceptions for rape or incest.)

  • The N.Y. Times reports that parental-notification laws do little to discourage abortions or pregnancies.
  • Watch a related report on PBS Online NewsHour or read the transcript.
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    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Pizza Magnate Plans Catholic-Governed Town

    The founder of Domino’s Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
    Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
    Couldn’t the guy put his money where it’s really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn’t resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post)

    Posted on Mar 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Court Sides With Abortion Protesters

    The Supreme Court ruling had nothing to do with the underlying issue of abortion. Rather, the court ruled that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations. (Alito, by the way, sat this one out.)

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


    New York Times Roundup

    The Gray Lady publishes a slew of important and underreported stories its Saturday edition:

  • Two federal courts strike down the Partial Birth Abortion Act because it doesn’t have an exception for the life of the mother.
  • Yahoo and AOL are going to introduce digital postage stamps that companies can buy to ensure delivery of their e-mail.
  • Most Internet users have no idea how easy it is for courts to get ahold of their personal information.
  • The personal savings rate of Americans falls below zero for the first time since the Great Depression.
  • Now James Frey’s editor says that he, too, was fooled by the fabricating fabulist.

  • Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Halfhearted Filibuster Attempt Ends Predictably

    The Senate confirms Alito as the nation’s 110th Supreme Court justice after the hastily conceived filibuster attempt of Sens. Kerry and Kennedy. | story
    Buzzflash: “There is no ‘center’ support for Alito’s actual positions…. There’s just support for an image the Republicans created…of a harmless guy with a wife driven to tears.” | editorial

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is seen Tuesday, Jan. 17,  at the Statehouse in Concord.
    Jim Cole / AP

    Justices Reaffirm Emergency Access to Abortion

    It’s the first abortion ruling in six years, but the real action comes Friday, when the court takes up the so-called partial birth ban. | story

    Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Onward Christian Soldiers!

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    Alito Leaves Door Open to Reversing ‘Roe’

    The nominee signals he might revisit the abortion ruling. | story
    In an editorial, the New York Times says that Alito has “given the American people reasons to be worried.” | editorial
    Also, in a heated exchange, Ted Kennedy spars with Arlen Specter over Alito’s membership in a discriminatory Princeton club. | video

    Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Alito Proves His Conservative Mettle

    Profile of rise through right-wing ranks; “Constitution does not protect a right to abortion.” | more
    Also: Check out our extensive paper trail on the nominee. | link

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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