Dear Readers: I have been busy with a lot of intriguing stories at Legal Insurrection, including: California Mirrors Nation’s “Hunger Games” Set-up.
Also, some great stories at College Insurrection:
This Thursday’s show will feature a discussion of some HOT topics. It will be quite the spicy mix, like a masala (Indian spice mix). The reference gives me a great excuse to show a pic of my Bollywood group!
Silvio and I will be chatting with Mark Mecker of Citizens for Self Governance, Barry Jacobsen and Jeannie DeAngelis, contributor to American Thinker. The program will be this Thursday (May 9th, 7 pm PST/ 9m CT/10 pm EST). CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST LINK!
Jeannie will be covering: FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Abortion Pill for Teens
When it comes to the so-called “morning after pill,” there seems to be a concerted effort on the part of political liberals to separate parents from their children, to usurp parental authority, and to insert the government in between parents and children. How else can you explain this new effort by the FDA under president Obama (with a little help from an activist judge). They have made available powerful drugs that have the power to end the life of anewly conceived human being, OVER THE COUNTER TO 15-YEAR-OLD KIDS!
WASHINGTON — The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.
Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription — and said it no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.
Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but that buyers would have to prove their age at the cash register.
Earlier this month, a federal judge had ruled there should be no age restrictions and gave the FDA 30 days to act.
You can’t even buy a beer at age 15 in America, but now you have the ability to make this kind of major health decision without so much as a consultation with a doctor or parent?
Barry will be covering Syria: Bill Jacobson is reporting the internet traffic went silent from Syria today. Barry co-authored a wonderful piece related to the subject, that is MUT’s must-read of the day: Islam: Violence Emanates from its Core
Progressives have a pathological need to ignore the differences in people. Though profiling is a proven, effective tool of law enforcement, liberals consider this tantamount to racism. David Sirota, for example, objects to us treating white, non-Islamic terrorists differently than non-white or Islamic terrorists (“Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American”; Salon, Apr 16, 2013).
But there are almost zero white non-Islamic terrorists. Those few that did exist in the recent past, such as Germany’s infamous Baader-Meinhof gang, the Irish Republican Army, or our own Weather Underground (compliments of the President’s friend Bill Ayres) were leftist radicals or a part of nationalist liberation movements; and have mostly faded away after the fall of the Iron Curtain. If any white, non-Islamic groups should commit acts of terror they should indeed be treated just like non-white or Islamic terrorists. (The speedy trial and subsequent execution of Timothy McVeigh demonstrate that we, in fact, do just that; undermining Sirota’s contention to the contrary.)
Mark Mecker will be chatting about reform-oriented Republican Governors and their legislatures are leading the way all across the U.S. would be a great thing to talk about. Mar says, “We’ll save this republic by fighting in the states, not in DC.”
Shortly after Barack Obama won reelection in November, New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed out that Republicans’ cloudy political prospects had a bright silver lining. “One of the reasons you have 30 Republican governors in America, and why we’re the only organization to add Republican strength,” Christie said, “is because people see us getting things done.” Christie’s stance countered most of the elite postelection commentary, which gleefully pronounced the Republican Party’s political irrelevance. But the governor was right. Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states, which hold nearly 184 million Americans. In 24 of those states, containing 157 million Americans, Republicans also control the legislatures. Democrats boast similar power in just 12 states, with a population of 100 million. Even Republicans’ unimpressive national showing last November didn’t reverse their state-level momentum.
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