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Report: Romney Administration to Move Swiftly to Take Contraceptives Away from Women

In a DailyMail article we read:

‘Virginia is neck and neck as well,’ [Jim] Messina said. ‘We continue to feel very good about our chances to carry it there..in Northern Virginia Romney’s going to have defend his wanting employers to decide whether you get contraception services for you or your wife or your daughters and sons.’

Who believes this crap? Jim Messina is an idiot for saying it, but you are dumber than a doornail if you believe it.

Saying that employers get to decide if you get contraception services, and that Romney supports this–merely because Romney won’t force employers … continue reading...

Jaffe Memo Part 10, Religious principles that secularists have and why it matters

I have now spilled much ink contending for the proposition that religion and politics must mix, using the Jaffe memo as my leaping off point.  On the face of it, such a proposition would fly in the face of the notion of a ‘separation between church and state.’  However, it is important to note that in the last two parts many of the examples are in contexts well beyond the confines of the United States.  Even on the secular understanding of that ‘separation,’ it applies only within the US.  Some of the worst trends are seen at the United Nations.  … continue reading...