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Who Are the Most Vulnerable Among Us?

American culture is troubled and stirred by discussion of values under the cover of arguments about politics. Christians are accused of injecting their values into political discussions that, some allege, should be secular only. 2,015 more words

Religion In The Culture

Why more Americans should turn out to the House of Representatives and Senate elections

Sorry Federal Election Commission, and superpacs, but I have to do this. Let me cut to the chase: the people do not actually elect the president of the United States. 1,239 more words

Americans

Boehner Commits Near Act-of-War

John Boehner (R-Ohio) was elected with less than 127,000 votes last November. On Wednesday, the Speaker of the House decided that was enough to make him President and commit a foreign policy mistake that will be construed by many Arabs as an act of war. 517 more words

Ethics

Abortion fight: House Republicans accused of 'incompetence' - By Anthony Zurche 23 January 2015 Last updated at 17:27 ET

A funny thing happened on the way to a revival of the US culture wars. 

The Republican leadership of the House of Representatives had planned to pass a bill prohibiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy on Thursday, timed to coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. 343 more words

Women

Rep. Cynthia Thielen discusses Hemp with Michael Bowman

Hemp is all business.  It is grown for food and hundreds of other uses. Hemp contains very little of the chemical THC. Hemp can be used to make just about anything: rope, paper, plastic, clothing, shoe polish, car parts and even dog chew toys — and there’s more. 43 more words

Representative Cynthia Thielen

The Abortion Issue and Why It's Not So Simple

Why must the Republicans insist on taking us back to the Middle Ages! We want to look forward to a better future, not worry about what will bite us in the rear. 818 more words

Politics

Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — House Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.

Republican leaders hoped to pass a bill banning abortions after 20-weeks, but retreated after some GOP women rebelled. 80 more words

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