Articles by: Rika Christensen

Unexpected Slowing Of Healthcare Costs Helps To Reduce The Federal Deficit

Unexpected Slowing Of Healthcare Costs Helps To Reduce The Federal Deficit

This unexpected slowing of the growth of healthcare costs is not going to address the entire deficit either.

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NRA Backs Bill That Could Outlaw Anti-Smoking Campaigns

Guns don’t kill according to the NRA, and apparently cigarettes don’t either if the bill that they are backing becomes law in Kansas.

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Focus On The Family’s Director Calls Marriage Equality ‘A Really Pernicious Lie of Satan’

Focus On The Family’s Director Calls Marriage Equality ‘A Really Pernicious Lie of Satan’

Glenn Stanton invents his own history, claiming that same sex marriage leads to the destruction of society

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Ann Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ To President, And Blames Him For Reagan’s Actions (VIDEO)

Ann Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ To President, And Blames Him For Reagan’s Actions (VIDEO)

She then invoked the fallacious slippery slope argument by saying that universal registration will lead to ‘universal confiscation,’ which, of course, leads to ‘universal extermination.’

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GOP Strategist Encourages GOP To Embrace Universal Background Checks

GOP Strategist Encourages GOP To Embrace Universal Background Checks

Republican strategist Ana Navarro believes that Republicans would do well to get behind universal background checks for gun purchases as the best strategy for their floundering party.

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Right-Wing Nut Claims Birth Control Pills Result In Tiny Dead Babies Littering The Uterus

Right-Wing Nut Claims Birth Control Pills Result In Tiny Dead Babies Littering The Uterus

They may not be coming for your guns, but they might be coming for your birth control pills if this ever manages to gain any momentum.

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Facts About The Changes To The ‘Contraception Mandate’ In The ACA

Facts About The Changes To The ‘Contraception Mandate’ In The ACA

Note to Hobby Lobby: merely calling yourself a religious organization based on the beliefs of you, the owner, does not mean you actually are a religious organization.

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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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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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