Archive for January, 2010

 
Defendant Scott Roeder leaves the courtroom.  PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Tuttle, WIchita Eagle.

Scott Roeder found guilty of first-degree murder of Dr. George Tiller

Today, the Wichita Eagle reports, a Wichita jury found Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr. George Tiller.  He faces a life sentence for the crime.
For those who feared that the trial would become a referendum on the abortion issue, or the Pro-Life movement, or that a lenient verdict would embolden [...]

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What’s the Matter with Massachusetts?

What’s the Matter with Massachusetts?

Liberals across the country are stung by the loss of one of the most secure Democratic Senate seats to former underwear model Scott Brown.
The sudden victory by a conservative politician, backed by the Tea Partiers and conservative talk show hosts, in Massachusetts of all places, is a liberal nightmare.  How could this happen?
Voters in 2008 [...]

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The Tea Party takes over?

The Tea Party takes over?

According to the New York Times, the “Tea Party” activists are actively working to take over the Republican Party at the grassroots level.
Across the country, they are signing up to be Republican precinct leaders, a position so low-level that it often remains vacant, but which comes with the ability to vote for the party executives [...]

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Jan 22 screening in Oklahoma City

Jan 22 screening in Oklahoma City

Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma will host a special screening of What’s the Matter with Kansas? to commemorate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Friday, January 22nd at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City.  The cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments.
The Oklahoman wrote “What”s the [...]

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Dr. George Tiller, one of only two providers of third-trimester abortions

Pro-Life groups react as trial set to begin for Scott Roeder

Scott Roeder, who was seen by eyewitnesses to shoot and kill Dr. George Tiller in his church last May, is set to stand trial in Wichita next week.  After having his “necessity defense” rejected (that’s based on the idea that he was preventing some greater harm by killing Dr. Tiller and preventing future abortions) Roeder [...]

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“Tea Party” more popular than Republicans or Democrats

“Tea Party” more popular than Republicans or Democrats

NY Times columnist David Brooks is worried by a recent Wall Street Journal / NBC News Poll which shows the “Tea Party” demonstrators to be more popular than either of the two major political parties.  He sees a revolt against “the educated class,” of which he — and his readers — are presumably members.
The Wall [...]

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Thomas Frank: Watch out for GOP Populism

Thomas Frank: Watch out for GOP Populism

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Thomas Frank profiles Republican House member Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who’s adopted some fist-shaking anti-big-business rhetoric that would make some lefties weak at the knees.  More tellingly, he’s critical of business at a time when Democrats shy from economic populism, perhaps compromised by their role in giving vast handouts to [...]

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