Sandra Fluke is the Georgetown law student who Democrats had asked to testify at the infamous no-girls-allowed hearing Republicans held about women’s health. Democrats held their own hearing to get her testimony on the record, which led to a tirade that was repulsive even by Limbaugh’s standards. Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” and said “if we’re going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
One of Limbaugh’s advertisers has already pulled support for his program over his outrageous remarks. We can make more do the same.
Partisan debate about pregnancy and rape re-emerged last week with a bill that would ban abortion 20 weeks after fertilization, when some researchers say fetuses are capable of feeling pain. H.R. 1797 heads to the House floor today with narrow exceptions — added by House leaders — for incest and for rape. A woman would need to report her rape to the "ap […]
Is President Barack Obama focusing on climate change to the detriment of today’s (and tomorrow’s) weather? Freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., thinks so. During a House floor speech on June 11, 2013, Bridenstine said he’s ready to accept Obama’s "apology" for spending too much on climate change research. "Here’s what we absolutely know, […]
The main provisions of President Barack Obama’s 2010 landmark health care law are getting closer and closer to implementation. On Jan. 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a penalty. The poor will qualify for an expanded Medicaid program in many (but not all) states, and those of modest means everywhere will qualify for federal cr […]