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It suddenly hit me this week: I don't live in the real world. I live in Washington, D.C. In the real world, nobody would argue about renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It's a no-brainer. Violence against women, all women, is wrong. Only...
For the religious right, it’s usually about sex in one way or another. This Gardasil battle between Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Rick Perry and lower-level contenders Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann is largely about sex,...
For a man who hasn't formally decided whether to run for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sure sounds a lot like a candidate. "I'm not ready to tell you that I'm ready to announce that I'm in," Perry told the Des Moines Register, the biggest newspaper in...
Top of the TicketChris Christie is asked three times if he'll run for president in one night at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley....
Opinion L.A.For those who follow political and legal controversies over the Voting Rights Act, there were a couple of eyebrow-raising features of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in a Texas case. The court rejected an interim redistricting plan...
Nation NowTexas voter-identification law: Texas is suing to allow enforcement of its voter identification law. Under the law, which was passed in Texas last year, voters must show government-issued photo identification in order to cast their ballots at a polling...
Nation NowDeath row: Hank Skinner's attorneys had requested DNA testing of evidence untested before his trial in 1995, but a Texas judge said no; Skinner is now on death row....
Change of SubjectOn a different comment thread, Wendy C. throws out this: As [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry jumps into the race, it will be interesting to see who drops out. I predict three or four of the current eight candidates will be......
Top of the TicketRepublican presidential candidates--8 of them--debate under the wings of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One, but it's mostly the Rick Perry Mitt Romney show....
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelScott names economic advisors By Tanya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel Gov.-elect Rick Scott announced today a cast of six “economic experts” — including his campaign's chief economic adviser, Donna Arduin — who will advise him as he moves to...
Americans embrace the ideal of equality. However, we have had a difficult time with the concept in practice. The towering rhetoric of the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal" was shamefully belied by the enshrinement of slavery...
Reuters(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) By John Kemp LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - Eagle Ford in Texas is one of the fastest-growing shale oil and gas plays in the United States, but it is also in one of the driest parts...
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