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White Supremacist Like JT Ready Should Not Be Patrolling Our Borders?


A former Neo-Nazi Jason Todd Ready , known as JT, allegedly murdered four people, including a female toddler before killing himself. JT Ready belonged to a group called the U.S. Border Guard. This group patrolled the border we have with...More


Update on California bill AB 2109: It moves on despite the antivaccine movement [Respectful Insolence]

It just occurred to me that, even though there was news about it, I never mentioned what's happened recently with respect to California bill AB2109. As you might recall, I wrote about this bill about four weeks ago . In...More


Acupuncture: Not an "essential health benefit" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [Respectful Insolence]


This week, the Supreme Court is hearing a case that can only be described as historic. Any of you out there (in the U.S. anyway; I realize that my readership is international) who have paid even a passing attention to...More


Transvaginal ultrasound now being legislated in Idaho [denialism blog]


In the continual spread of assaults on women's reproductive freedom in the wake of the 2010 tea party movement, another state, Idaho, is legislating women receive unnecessary and invasive medical procedures prior to obtaining abortion. This is part of an...More


Trayvon Martin: Another Victim of “Stand Your Ground” Law


Outrage is the best way to describe the feelings of African-Americans and anyone who has a sense that something went really wrong when a man named George Zimmerman ; a Neighborhood Watch captain shot and killed young 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...More


Super Tuesday, Subpar Every Day


Super Tuesday didn't pick a winner, bit it showed that lower-income voters dislike Romney, more and more women dislike Santorum and everyone dislikes Newt Gingrich. Super PACs are prolonging, not deciding, the race, promising a protracted pummeling of the candidates,...More


President Obama, 1991: Speak Truth to Power [Dean's Corner]


Here is a fascinating insight into President Obama as a young law student at Harvard, in 1991. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...More


Virginia Ultrasound Bill Back from Dead [denialism blog]


Turns out I gave Virginia governor McDonnell too much credit after he rejected the VA ultrasound bill on the grounds the state should insert itself into medical decisions. He's gone and flip-flopped as a slightly revised version of the bill...More


Forcing Doctors to Perform Unnecessary Medical Procedures is Unethical and Unlawful [denialism blog]


Many bloggers and commentators have expressed outrage over the decision by Virginia to require ultrasound examination, possibly transvaginal ultrasound, prior to women obtaining an abortion. From Bill Maher to Dahlia Lithwick people are outraged and have even suggested that it...More