Nationally Support for Abortion Rights Remains Stable but Regional Divide Grows

By: Monday July 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Nationally, support for abortion rights remains basically unchanged over the past decade. According to Pew Research, the percentage of Americans who believe abortion should be legal in most cases stands at 53 percent, while the number who believe it should be illegal in most cases is 40 percent. While support nationally remains constant, there is [...]

Rape Comment Could Cost GOP Another Senate Seat

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:05 am

Missouri might not be the only state this year where the Republican candidate’s statement about rape costs the party a Senate seat. In last nights Indiana Senate debate, Republican candidate Richard Mourdock was asked about his stance on abortion. Mourdock responded that he oppose abortion even in cases of rape because that can be something “God intended to happen.”

What Happened to Romney’s Focus on the Economy?

By: Monday September 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Several months ago when the general election began in earnest the Romney campaign said they would keep a laser focus on the economy. The idea made sense. President Obama’s job approval rating on the economy is very bad and at the time, at least, Romney had an edge on which candidate voters thought would be [...]

Paul Ryan to the Right of 75% of Voters on Abortion

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:14 pm

The Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan is well to the right of most Americans on the issue of abortion. Ryan believes that abortion should be illegal in all cases except if it endangers the life of the mother. Ryan believes life begins at conception, and as a result a women should be forced to [...]

Romney Campaign Goes to Great Lengths to Stop Talking About Abortion

By: Friday August 24, 2012 10:49 am

The is no better sign that the Romney campaign is really concerned about the damage Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin could do to its campaign than the extraordinary lengths they are going to avoid talking about the issue of abortion. Romney did a local interview with KCNC-TV but with the one stipulation from the [...]

Akin Is an Uncomfortable Reminder of Paul Ryan’s Own Extreme Position on Abortion

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:26 pm

It is easy to understand why so many top Republicans are working to get Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Not only could he cost them a seat and potentially control of the Senate, but his problem is already starting to metastasize to other Republican candidates. Normally the exact nuances [...]

Reminder: DC Needs Statehood

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 11:02 am

One of the biggest inherent injustices in our government system is that there is no democracy for the people living in the capital of the country which is called the leader of the free world. The problem is not simply that the people of Washington DC are denied any representation in Congress. The even larger [...]

Social Issues Barely Register with Voters this Election

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Voters are telling pollsters that the election this year will be all about jobs and the economy. With the economy still in bad shape, the so called “social issues” such as marriage equality and abortion barely even register with voters. The economy is the number one issue for voters, followed by unemployment. Social issues ranked [...]

Budget Deal Continues Tradition of Treating People of DC as Second Class Citizens

By: Monday April 11, 2011 1:02 pm

During the budget debate, President Obama and Congressional Democrats again sold out the 600,000 mainly African-American and Democratic voting citizens of Washington, DC. They allowed the Republicans to add to the budget deal a rider that would prevent the District from using its own tax revenue to have Medicaid pay for abortion. Democrats used the [...]

GOP Losing Winning Focus with Cultural Issue Overreach

By: Monday January 31, 2011 1:14 pm

The Republican party managed to win their largest House majority in decades thanks to incredibly disciplined focus on economic issues rather than social issues. They were able to use the country’s concerns about financial insecurity, slow growth, and deficit spending to great political success. Republicans were so uniformly disciplined on fiscal messaging that they even [...]

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