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James Holsinger

Another Classic Appointment From George W. Bush

Meet the president’s pick for our next surgeon general, Dr. James Holsinger, a man who once wrote that homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy: “When the complementarity of the sexes is breached, injuries and diseases may occur.” Injuries? Can’t we just do without a surgeon general for a couple of years?

Posted on Jun 7, 2007 READ MORE


Gore at a DNC fundraiser
AP / John Marshall Mantel

Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign

The former vice president is going high profile with his climate-change film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Speculation is rife that he is using the issue as a stalking horse for the White House in 2008.
Check out an early review of the movie.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


Kerry Calls for Alito Filibuster

Pulling this off would be the ultimate hat trick. Republicans reportedly need only one more Democrat on their side to force a vote. | story
People for the American Way are supplying a form letter urging key senators to join Kerry in his filibuster.

Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


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


The Alito Nomination

Follow the paper trail on Samuel A. Alito Jr., President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee. Do his judicial opinions and decisions indicate how he would influence the court’s ideological balance?

Posted on Jan 10, 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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