All Further Articles for 2013-05-23

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Trent Franks and A Bunch of Guys: Where the Light of Compassion Has Gone Out
Throwing fact, law and reason to the wind, Arizona's anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks brought his brilliant new idea for a nationwide ban on already-rare late-term abortion - an idea already swiftly killed in D.C. and just declared unconstitutional in Arizona - to an all-male (hello?) House Judiciary Subcommittee, arguing that his fight to stop "55 million little American babies dying" and save "the lives of little innocent children when they're crying" is just like abolishing slavery and ending the Holocaust. The odds for passage of his "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" are, hopefully, slim.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Chicago Board Votes to Close Schools; Angry Residents Vow to Elect Asean Johnson Mayor As Soon As He's Old Enough
During a raw and raucous meeting, Chicago's "unrepresentative, unelected corporate school board" approved a plan to close 50 schools in a move teachers' union president Karen Lewis called "not an education plan (but) a scorched earth policy." Among just four schools spared is Marcus Garvey, where Asean Johnson, 9, goes. A fierce Johnson got the crowd on its feet with an incredible, impromptu, blistering attack on Rahm Emanuel and his racist indifference. One small good out of so much bad. "You should be investing in these schools, not closing them...We are not going down without a fight.”
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