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Politicians lie, and then they LIE. Paul Ryan falls into the latter. His speech at the Republican National Convention was chock full of lies. Jeff Fecke has the five worst right here. What’s notable about Ryan’s inability to campaign to the American public fairly is that it reflects a disdain for the very public he’s courting. And in the case of women voters, this is especially true.
Here’s something from the “not The Onion” pile and more proof of the deep cynicism driving the Romney-Ryan campaign–a big money Romney fundraiser on a Cayman-flagged yacht called the Cracker Bay. Seriously. Was there not one advisor in the team who thought given the scrutiny around Romney’s hidden tax returns and off-shore bank accounts that a party on the Cracker Bay yacht in the Caymans who thought maybe the optics on this were bad?
Kristina Chew is great here on the GOP’s higher education platform, or what passes for it anyways.
Kids and gender stereotypes–we can undo all this.
Abortion restrictions in the form of informed consent laws are the anti-choice movement’s way of returning women to secondary legal citizens.
Victim-blaming in rape cases is odious, but it is particularly odious when the victim-blaming includes allegations that children seduce their abusers in child sex abuse cases.
Who thinks this kind of thing is funny?
Democracy scores another win, this time in Florida.
I don’t know how Code Pink pulled this off, but we should applaud them for it.
The wandering uterus, toothed vaginas, and other ridiculous myths about female biology. See, Todd Akin isn’t alone!
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