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Utah's Legislature: Undermining our Democracy

The case for bringing back pirate-style planks.
Years ago, I owned a half-interest in a 30-foot sailboat, docked at the Great Salt Lake Marina.

Of Kids and Walls

Vladimir Putin and the Russian government just love them some Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Reproductive Rights in Peril

From denying access to abortion for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting the Title X family planning program, to trying to roll back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover contraception in their health plans, the Trump administration has spent the last three years waging an unrelenting, targeted campaign against reproductive freedom.

Full of Shit

Trump takes a dump on the good guys.
At this point, no one knows for sure if attempts to deal with America's No. 1 mobster will be successful.

The Sin of Politely Deferred Indecision

Impeachment should not be determined by party lines.
At the very least, the proceeding should have ended in a strong official censure of the president's reprehensible actions.

The Importance of the Roe v. Wade Fight 47 Years On

Last week marked the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that recognized a constitutional right to abortion.

The Trump M.O.: If it Quacks like a Duck, Do You Suppose it Could Still Be a Llama?

Sen. Mike Lee is performing the tasks of an able assistant in dismantling American democracy.

Seeing Red

Tampon tax discussion must include every person who menstruates.
As legislative interventions gain traction, advocates are also readying legal arguments to challenge unfair policies.

Trump's Ten Commandments

The story was the emetic equivalent of a gallon of ipecac. Perhaps only a handful of attendees could clearly see Trump's horns and his trident.

New Hope for the New Year

I guess you all remember our president's campaign promise to drain the swamp; now we understand that most of D.C. (and Moscow) would be caught in the vortex.

Fake News? How Prejudice Can Skew Coverage

American newspapers and mass media may be referred to as the "free press," but they are anything but free.

An Open Letter from God

I'm reviewing my last 2,000 years or so, and I know I've been terribly remiss about keeping in touch with all of you. To make this a bit more heart-to-heart and down-to-earth, I'm dispensing with my usual "verily, verily's" and "It came to pass ..."

POTUS: Hater-in-Chief

And who does he hate? Certainly he's a perfect example of toxic-narcissistic self-loathing—and, down-deep, he very much hates himself.

Trump in a Miniskirt: Cheering for the Bad Guys

Luckily for him, praises are amazingly easy to extract from the worst of the world's bullies, who, though castigated by all legitimate world leaders, are impervious to the cries of "foul."

Taking Offense at Karen Pence

Hypocrisy is alive and well in Washington, D.C., (I can already visualize your expression and hear your sarcastic response, "So what's new!")


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