The buzz in the right-wing blogosphere yesterday was over Politico's scoop that the RNC chose not to opt out of providing elective abortion coverage for their employees, at least until someone found out that's what they were doing. Politico has accommodatingly made an unannounced edit to the ... More >>
On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first.
Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>
In front of a high school in Owosso, Michigan, this morning, a longtime anti-abortion activist was gunned down. A car pulled up to where Jim Pouillon, 63, was (as was his custom) disseminating pro-life messages, and the driver pumped several shots into him. The suspect, now in custody but un ... More >>
The first line of promoted blogger Ross Douthat's latest column for the Times: "The case of Dr. George Tiller, murdered just over a week ago in the lobby of his church, helps explain why so many people believe that abortion should be available at any stage of pregnancy." He goes on to say that many ... More >>
The Wichita, Kansas clinic run by abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was shot dead in church by a rightwing nut connected with the anti-abortion movement, is going to close down. "We are glad that Kansas will not be referred to as the abortion capital of the world," said a spokesman for Kansan ... More >>
After nearly a week of silence -- 13 hours of television -- Joe Scarborough finally addressed the assassination of George Tiller on Morning Joe at 7 a.m. today. The Voice has blogged twice this week about Scarborough's sustained and awkward silence, a stark contrast to every other show on MSNBC, whi ... More >>
It's been a long day of silence from the Morning Joe team. Every other major MSNBC show has devoted major segments to the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller. Keith Olbermann devoted most of an hour to it on Monday, and then returned to it for extended, moving coverage on Tuesday. Rachel ... More >>
Dr. George Tiller, one of the few abortion providers in the state of Kansas and a practitioner of the controversial late-term abortion procedure, was shot and killed today as he served as an usher in a church service. Tiller had been targeted by anti-abortion activists before.
Mainstream conservati ... More >>
On Sunday President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University, where he had been invited to address graduates of the Catholic school. As the President is pro-choice, this raised some controversy among Catholics. And, to paraphrase Jesus, where two or three are gathered to oppose Obama, there also are ... More >>