Morality

  God's SenatorJanuary 31, 2006 18:00 Sam Brownback seems to be the next chosen one, according to a minister in Times Square who has joined hands in prayer with Senators and Presidents alike. Read this Rolling Stone article for an inside view of the American theocracy.
  President Bush Tells Abortion Foes That Their Cause Is 'Noble'January 24, 2006 00:00 President George W. Bush told anti- abortion activists marching in Washington today that their devotion to what he called a ``noble cause'' will help them prevail.

``You believe, as I do, that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak, and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient,'' Bush said in a telephone call broadcast to the demonstrators gathered at the U.S. Capitol.


 
  Emotion Builds For New Battle On RoeJanuary 23, 2006 00:00 Thousands of abortion opponents shouldering signs with slogans such as ''Peace Begins in the Womb'' marched in San Francisco in protest of Roe vs. Wade, while abortion-rights supporters waved clothes hangers and shouted, ``Bigots go home.''
The confrontation -- marking Sunday's anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion -- reflected the growing tension as the makeup of the high court is about to change. The largest abortion demonstration was expected today in Washington, where anti-abortion activists planned to converge on the Mall to hear speakers supporting their cause and march to Congress and the Supreme Court.

 
  Feds Seek Google Records In Porn ProbeJanuary 19, 2006 00:00 The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has subpoenaed Google Inc. for details on what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine.

Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose.

  Human Rights Report Attacks U.S., Europe And ChinaJanuary 18, 2006 00:00 China, the United States and the European Union were accused Wednesday of violating or tolerating violations of human rights by Human Rights Watch, the nongovernmental watchdog group. The group accused the Bush administration of employing a deliberate strategy of abusing terror suspects during interrogations
  Supreme Court Requires that NH Abortion Law be ReexaminedJanuary 18, 2006 00:00 A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, in its first abortion decision since 2000, sent a case back for more hearings on a New Hampshire law requiring notification of a parent before a minor can end her pregnancy. "We do not revisit our abortion precedents today," retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote for the court in the 10-page opinion. She said that invalidating the entire law, as a U.S. appeals court had done, is not always necessary or justified in cases involving medical emergencies.

  Roe V. Wade: A Battle Worth Fighting ForJanuary 18, 2006 00:00 Ohio could ban abortions, denying women this constitutional right, an act clearly out of step with the majority of Americans. According to a December 2005 NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, 66 percent of those polled said the Supreme Court should not completely overturn Roe.
 
  Oregon's Right-To-Die Law Upheld By Supreme CourtJanuary 17, 2006 00:00 In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, the Supreme Court sided with Oregon in upholding the nation's only physician-assisted suicide law. Oregon voters have twice upheld a law that permits the terminally ill to take an overdose of drugs if two doctors agree with the diagnosis and conclude the patient is of sound mind. To date, more than 200 terminally ill patients in Oregon have used the law, and now millions may be affected by the Supreme Court's decision.

  Alito Will be too Right on MoralityJanuary 17, 2006 00:00 Judge Samuel Alito Jr., who surely faces successful confirmation to the US Supreme Court, will tilt the balance of the Court far to the Right.
 
  GOP Puts Lobbying Scandal In Bull's-EyeJanuary 09, 2006 00:00 At the start of an election year, the GOP is drawing up all sorts of plans to combat corruption in Congress. The biggest problem this time is that the curruption is resident in their own party. It's interesting how completely silent George Bush has been on the issue.
  Five Issues Foes Will Try To Use To Torpedo AlitoJanuary 09, 2006 00:00 Samuel Alito, like any judge, has made a diversity of rulings, some of which may put him in the firing line.
 
  Opinion: US was Founded as a Secular StateJanuary 06, 2006 00:00 As this writer notes, several early treaties and the Constitution itself identify the US as a non-Religious state governed by Constitutional Law.
  Democrats Offering more 'Republican-like' CandidatesJanuary 05, 2006 00:00 For better or worse, political pressure is driving the Democratic party to consider candidates who have more Republican leanings on key issues, such as abortion and gun control.
  Abramoff Pleads Guilty In Casino CaseJanuary 04, 2006 00:00 Once-powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiracy and wire fraud stemming from his 2000 purchase of a fleet of gambling boats.