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55 to 8, 88 to 13, 12 to 15

Number of images of adult women featured in the April 2015 issue of Parents magazine: 55

Number of images of adult men featured in the April 2015 issue of Parents magazine: 8

Number of Parents staff listed on Page 6 with a woman’s first name: 83 Number of Parents staff listed on Page 6 with […]

Rand Paul Wants Constitutional Protections For Some Behaviors But Not Others

Gay rights aren’t special rights. They’re just the same rights that are afforded to every other human being in the United States. […]

Why is Indiana the “Only One” being Picked On for Picking on People? Because… it Isn’t.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Sarah Parvini and Nigel Duara are reporting shock, befuddlement and disbelief at the development that, “for some reason,” the state of Indiana is getting picked on, bullied, and discriminated against for passing a law allowing government-chartered corporations to discriminate against gay people. Parvini and Duara share passages like the […]

Fundamentalist Rick Santorum Expresses Concern at Emergence of Demographic Reservoir Tip

“We’ll repeal Obamacare and get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage and contraceptive coverage. One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about is, I think, the dangers of contraceptives in this country. The whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, […]

H.J. Res 32: Tim Huelskamp and 32 other Republicans in U.S. Congress Push for More Big Government

Over and over, the Republican Party declares itself to be “the party of small government.” But which party is trying to use the powers of big federal government to tell the people and the states what they can and cannot do? You guessed it — it’s the Republican Party.

Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas […]

Ben Carson Says People Voluntarily Choose To Be Gay In Prison

Ben Carson is already fumbling in incoherence, just one day into his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. A person who believes that prison rape proves that being gay is a choice is not the kind of person we need making life and death decisions in the Oval Office. […]

Ello Declares March NSFW Month (Unless You Don’t Want That). Is that Better than Blogger?

Featuring those gol-darned genital hands in every possible pairwise combination, the new social media platform Ello has released its decision to allow the content that those hands signify. Ello writes in an e-mail blast:

“Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of […]

The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine. […]

Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:

SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.

(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]

Moral Mondays Surge Back in North Carolina on February 14, 2015

Moral Mondays have become a North Carolina tradition. With the spring of every new year and the convening of the North Carolina State Legislature, citizens who support reproductive rights, the freedom to marry, the right to vote, public financing of elections, citizen control, public schools, health care, a clean environment and economic opportunity hold marches […]

Mitt Romney Wants Big Government To Engineer American Families

Whatever happened to Republicans opposing big government interference in people’s lives?

In a speech yesterday at Mississippi State University, Mitt Romney told the audience that he wants to end the programs developed as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War On Poverty, and replace them with something new.

The programs from the War On Poverty Mitt Romney […]