Thursday, January 31, 2013

John Kerry Farewell: The Senate runs on relationships

I have witnessed what we all have, a loss of simple comity, the respect that we owe one another, and the sense of common cause that brings all of us here. The Senate as a body can change its rules to make itself more efficient, sure. But only Senators, one by one in their own hearts, can change the approach to legislating which Henry Clay correctly defined as the art of consensus.
Senator John Kerry

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Improving the Ultrasound Requirement

Cuccinelli backed failed bill to ease ultrasound rule
RICHMOND — When a Senate panel on Monday killed a bill to soften the state’s controversial ultrasound-before-abortion law, the move disappointed someone besides the usual Democratic suspects: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Geography Correction

Let us be clear about where there is a real war, on women.

One person considered for TIME's 2012 Person of the Year was Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a Pakistani girl, 15, who pursued an education. As TIME points out, "On Oct. 9, 2012, Taliban gunmen boarded her school bus, sought her out and shot her in the head."