Like caring parents teaching our young sons that it’s never right to hit a girl, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), currently up for reauthorization by the U.S. Senate, attempts to teach America the same lesson. Despite the fact that there are nice-sounding solutions in the bill’s language, though, VAWA is failing miserably.
Traditional-values groups are urging their supporters to tell the Boy Scouts of America to stand by its policy of not letting "avowed" homosexuals join the organization.
Michael R. Bloomberg thinks he knows better what to feed a newborn baby than the baby's mother. The New York City mayor, who is on a tear to dictate everything New Yorkers put in their mouths, is now playing doctor with diets for newborns. This is an unwelcome intrusion of the nanny state into the nursery.
Alas, "Operation Hilarity" was not so hilarious. The expansive effort to persuade Democrats to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary included everyone from Michael Moore and MoveOn.org to the Michigan Democratic Party. To their chagrin, Mitt Romney won anyway.
Carly Fiorina was anything but a dazzler when she debuted on the political stage during the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain in 2008. But that was then.
"A better world awaits the generation that absorbs what women and men have to share about life from a joint perspective. Together, all things are possible." Those words from Karen Staser, founder of the National Women's History Museum, are inspiring. Even so, Ms. Staser's plan runs counter to the idea of creating yet another museum, this time on the National Mall, with the stated lofty goal of highlighting women's history. According to this vision, shouldn't women's history be seen as a part of American history? Countless museums across the county have already highlighted the landmark contributions of women and placed them in historical context.
It's getting serious. Charting the trajectory of the "tea party" is becoming strategic science rather than casual hearsay, which could dampen rumor-mongering in the press, should journalists heed the numbers.
Portland, Ore., is a young, green, hip city. It's also a national hub for child sex trafficking.
Thousands of people are expected to converge on the Mall today to mark the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.