From the daily archives: Thursday, July 23, 2015

State Rep. Andrew Brenner took to Facebook this week to share his feelings about Planned Parenthood, effectively calling the entire organization a bunch of Nazis.   “Their complete disrespect for life and callous behavior is akin to how the Nazis spoke of Jews, disabled people, and others whom they killed,” wrote Brenner.

Brenner appears to have been commenting on some highly-altered videos released by the anti-choice group Center for Medical Progress. The group claims the videos prove Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal tissue for profit.  The group and their videos have been debunked by multiple sources.

It would be easy to excuse […]

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The question asked Tuesday by many Washington watchers who continue to be entertained as one Republican after another enters the race for the White House was, “Why not John Kasich?”

Brad Friedman, the host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show on all things political, including a strong focus on green energy news, pondered why Kasich would run, and whether he offers anything different than the other 15 candidates who have left the shadows to come into the light of presidential politics?

Simple answer: Because Kasich can. The GOP field is fluid, and the money for aspiring […]

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Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story titled “The Euphio Question” in which a fictional Dr. Fred Bockman, a physicist, had picked up a strange hiss from a void in the Universe with a radio telescope. As he amplified it for friends with a contraption he called a euphoriaphone, everyone within hearing range became uncontrollably happy. When a friend tried to explain it later, he described the mysterious sound as “the voice of nothingness”.

I thought of Bockman’s device as I watched Gov. Kasich’s announcement of his presidential candidacy, which had become a cliche for months as he travelled the land […]

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