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May 19, 2019

Conservative Max Boot writes an excellent op-ed in the Washington Post titled "It's time for us to have an unapologetic atheist in the Oval Office." Amen, brother. If you're interested, check out Boot's latest book The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.

Televangelist Pat Robertson has said not one but two things this month that I agree with! First, young earth creationism is baloney. Second, that Alabama's extreme new anti-abortion law goes way too far and will not likely survive challenges in the federal court system.

And speaking of abortion...several Republican-controlled states have passed stark new laws aimed at outlawing abortion, with the long game of getting the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade. I address several issues:

  • WHY is the issue of abortion so hard to resolve?
  • WHY are Republicans so eager to overturn Roe? Is it really about protecting children, or is it something more nefarious?
  • WHAT is their strategy, if any?
  • WHAT might it mean for ALL civil liberties in this country if conservatives succeed in criminalizing a woman's right to choose?

An op-ed by Josh Moon at Alabama Political Reporter hits the nail right on the head: it's not the governor, or the state legislature, or any one politician to blame for the stupidity in Alabama. It's the voters, driven by religion and hate. Period.

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