Bill Moyers: The Hoax of Citizens United and Free Speech (Video)
Bill Moyers explains how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech.
Does not having money indicate you don’t have a voice in democracy? Why do some people get to vote once, while others vote a million times?
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Tea Party Sees ObamaCare Ruling As New Rallying Cry
“Some of the earliest and most vocal opponents of President Obama’s health care law were members of the Tea Party. In fact, health care quickly became the issue fueling the rise of the movement.”
Do you think the Affordable Care Act will light a fire under a declining Tea Party?
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Christian Politics: Would Jesus Support Health Care Reform?
‘He was a healer, a provider of universal health care, a man of compassion who treated those with preexisting medical conditions. We don’t know what Jesus thought about the individual mandate or buying broccoli. But we do know how the New Testament describes him. The Gospels are filled with stories of Jesus physically healing the most vulnerable and despised people in his society.’
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Just the Facts: Churches and the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
The Obama administration’s recent decision to require all employers, with the exception of churches and places of worship, to cover contraceptives in health care plans continues to cause a firestorm of controversy. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters on Thursday that the rule is unconstitutional. Catholic bishops continue to call the rule an “attack” on “religious liberty” and are calling on the administration to broaden the exemption and Congress to pass a law that could overturn it. The administration, however, is standing firm on its decision.
Misinformation on how the rules works has leaked into the media. For instance, pro-life and religious groups continue to claim the rule would force employers to pay for drugs that cause abortion, which the administration says is not the case. Senior White House officials held a conference call with reporters on Thursday to clear up any misunderstandings. Here’s a rundown of the most important facts according to those who actually wrote the rule:’
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President Obama’s Pro-Choice Birth Control Decision Draws Praise From Religious Leaders
“A group of religious organizations Monday thanked President Obama for his administration’s recent decision on contraception, hoping to bring attention to religious pro-choice voices and to show that not all people of faith disagree with the new law.
Seven religious leaders from the Jewish, Unitarian, Baptist and other faiths addressed a letter to Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. All are members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a which includes more than 40 denominations and faith groups to promote education and issues of reproductive choice”
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