The Pro-Choice Paths Not Taken

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 New Orleans       There was a depressing op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Losing the Fight Over Abortion” by Amy Littlefield, a correspondent for The Nation.  Sadly, this may be the first of many post-mortems for Roe v. Wade, even before the Supreme Court puts the knife in its heart after decades with hundreds of cuts by courts, cities, and states.  Even more discouraging …

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All Politics are Local. All Issues are National?

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 Little Rock      Tip O’Neil, the iconic old Boston pol, and former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, once famously expressed the dicta, “all politics are local.”  Even as the modern world is increasingly knitted together, that observation continues to hold in many areas.  What may be changing is not the fact that all politics are local, but …

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All Americans Need to Worry about the Roe vs. Wade Case

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Little Rock      All of the pundits and the smart money are saying that the Supreme Court, in arguments made currently on the Mississippi challenge to the 50-year-old decision, are going to sound the death knell on Roe v. Wade, if not now, then soon.  This has been a fight for almost all of those fifty years, relentless on …

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Gates Money a Mixed Blessing and Seeming a Bit Pervy

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  Atlanta      There’s no question that Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda, along with their foundation have, as the saying goes, “more money than God.”  It seems that Mr. Gates sometimes gets confused on whether it’s just about the money or that he can act like his own little version of a god.             The news of the world …

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