Marsha Blackburn has been a member of Congress for almost fifteen years. She has been one of the leading pro-life voices in the House of Representatives, and led the charge in 2013 to get a bill passed would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Now, with Bob Corker retiring, Blackburn has decided to run for the Senate. Like most candidates these days, Blackburn released a campaign launch video on social media to detail why she is running. In the video she referenced the infamous scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood and their selling of aborted body parts. She touted her experience where she “stopped the sale...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian. That means he tells jokes for a living. Recently, however, the late night talk show host has ventured outside the realms of comedy and television. Now, he’s entering the realm of public policy–and we’re all worse off for it. Making Politics Personal It started back in May, when Kimmel used his platform to argue against repealing Obamacare. He argued that, if not for Obamacare, his son would not have gotten the surgery required to fix his heart defect. Kimmel’s story, while certainly heartbreaking, was very short on facts. Fast forward to September, when Senate Republicans were...Read More
For over a year, NFL players have been protesting during the national anthem. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s personal display has now spread throughout both leagues. However, while the professional sports and sports media bubbles praise these protests, most people do not support the players’ actions. 72% of Americans view the protests as unpatriotic, while 61% do not “support the stance Colin Kaepernick is taking and his decision not to stand during the national anthem.” Against this backdrop, President Trump waded into the controversy. “He’s Fired!” During a recent campaign rally in Alabama, Trump said: Wouldn’t you love to...Read More
President Trump gave his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. The reactions to the speech were as one would expect: some people loved it, others did not. California Senator Dianne Feinstein was among those who did not love the speech. She expressed her thoughts in a tweet that said, “The UN is a venue to promote peace. Today, the president used it as a stage to threaten war.” Feinstein’s comments were tame compared to Terry Moran of ABC who said that Trump’s promise to bring death and destruction down upon North Korea “borders on the threat...Read More
As Hurricane Irma slammed in Florida, the thoughts and prayers of the nation were focused on those whose lives were impacted by the massive storm. However, some took the opportunity to politicize the storm. One of those was scientist and hurricane expert comedian Michael Ian Black who had a few thoughts to tweet. As a massive hurricane bears down on us, please remember that one American political party literally does not believe in science. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 9, 2017 This is a common refrain on the left: We over here on the right side of the aisle...Read More
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