Articles by: Rika Christensen

Chris Matthews accused of “media-induced voter suppression” @ The Daily Caller

Conservative Author Accuses MSNBC Of Suppressing The GOP Vote By Being Mean

A biased media still only discourages people from voting; GOP wants laws passed that would actually prohibit people from exercising their right to vote.

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Conservative Author And Lawyer Claims He Gets His Gun Rights From The Bible

Conservative Author And Lawyer Claims He Gets His Gun Rights From The Bible

David French is a Senior Counsel at the right-wing American Center for Law and Justice, and recently tried thumping his Bible to defend pro-gun views.

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Republicans: We Have Great Ideals, But The People Just Don’t Get Them

Republicans: We Have Great Ideals, But The People Just Don’t Get Them

The issue, however, is their message, not just the way it’s being delivered, though how they’ve been communicating that message hasn’t been helping (Romney’s 47% comment, for instance).

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D.C. Circuit Court Rules That Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Use

D.C. Circuit Court Rules That Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Use

A D.C. Circuit Court agrees with the Drug Enforcement Administration that there is ‘no currently accepted medical use for marijuana in the United States.’

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House Passes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act, Forcing Themselves To Do Their Jobs, With The Debt Ceiling Extension

House Passes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act, Forcing Themselves To Do Their Jobs, With The Debt Ceiling Extension

The Congress has passed what is known as the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013, which will withhold the pay of all members of all members of congress if a budget resolution isn’t passed by April 15.

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Timothy McVeigh; most notorious of far right terrorists @  CNN.com

Far Right Poses As Much Danger To The U.S. As Radical Islam

Eight attacks perpetrated by extreme right-wingers have been carried out in the U.S. since 9/11, compared with four carried out by Islamic jihadists.

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World Net Daily – Gun Control Is Tyranny (Except With All These Countries)

World Net Daily – Gun Control Is Tyranny (Except With All These Countries)

All kinds of non-tyrannical countries have gun control, but any gun laws at all will propel us down a slope into complete tyranny.

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Republican Governor Chris Christie Slams NRA For Ad Targeting Obama’s Children’s Armed Protection

Republican Governor Chris Christie Slams NRA For Ad Targeting Obama’s Children’s Armed Protection

‘Don’t be dragging people’s children into this. It’s wrong, and I think it demeans them, and it makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information.’

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Image courtesy of Jordan Schultz.

GOP Lawmakers Vote ‘No’ On Fiscal Cliff Legislation While Quietly Hoping It Would Pass Anyway

House Republicans could be divided into three groups: those who voted ‘yes’ and meant it, those who voted ‘no,’ and meant it, and those who voted ‘no,’ but meant ‘yes.’

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Report: D.C. Police Ignore Rape Cases

Report: D.C. Police Ignore Rape Cases

While the number of rape allegations that turn out to be false is miniscule, the number of cases ignored by the police is anything but.

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Gonorrhea Becoming Drug-Resistant, Second Most Common STD In U.S.

Gonorrhea Becoming Drug-Resistant, Second Most Common STD In U.S.

The disease is responding to fewer and fewer treatments, with some strains showing near-total immunity.

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Top 10 Terms From 2012 That Need To Die A Horrible Death

Top 10 Terms From 2012 That Need To Die A Horrible Death

2012 saw a lot of shenanigans containing a lot of political-speak that really needs to go. Here are my top 10.

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GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

An honest effort to negotiate lowering the deficit would not and should not include holding the debt ceiling hostage again.

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Birther nuts take another stab at it; image @ TellingSecrets

Birthers Make One Final, Desperate Push To Keep Obama From Taking Office

They insist on a literal, originalist interpretation of the Constitution, which, as previously noted, does not define ‘natural born’ in any way, shape or form.

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Hurricane Sandy destruction in Long Beach, NY. From the New York Daily News.

More GOP Infighting: House Refuses To Vote On Sandy Aid Bill, GOP’ers In NY And NJ Furious

The bill has been overshadowed lately by the increasing frenzy in getting the fiscal cliff measures passed.

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Congress twice as rich at they were in 1984;  @ Econimoes.com

Whitehouse.Gov Petition Calls For Restricting Congressional Pay To Pay Down The National Debt

If American people need to sacrifice to help with government spending (such as accepting cuts to Medicare and changes to Social Security), Congress should have to as well.

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Obama Signs Executive Order Giving Small Pay Raise To Federal Workers, Including Congress

Obama Signs Executive Order Giving Small Pay Raise To Federal Workers, Including Congress

A large part of keeping the economy going is enabling consumers to spend money.

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1811 political cartoon with map of gerrymandered districts in Massachusetts.

Congressional Gridlock Due To Hyper-Partisan Districts?

Maybe the problem with the GOP Congress isn’t that they’re not listening to the people. It’s that they are listening to the wrong people, thanks to gerrymandering.

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Arkansas Legislature Wants Academic Study Of The Bible In Public Schools

Arkansas Legislature Wants Academic Study Of The Bible In Public Schools

Many lawmakers are quick to encourage academic study of the Bible, but do they really have the nation’s best interests at heart?

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