Pro-life activist Missy Reilly Smith describes her 2010 congressional campaign, which consisted entirely of running 30-second advertisements depicting aborted fetuses. If you live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Iowa, or New Hampshire, those ads could soon be coming to a television set near you. And as Tim Murphy reports, there’s nothing the FCC can do about it.
There’s a storyMichele Bachmann likes to tell when she speaks to religious audiences. It arrives about three-quarters through her stump speech, after the warning to opponents that she is “one tough cookie” and the crowd-pleasing pledge to make Barack Obama a—say it together—”One. Term. President.”
As Bachmann tells it, America’s national sovereignty is slipping away, and the sanctity of the family is being overrun by an encroaching nanny state. But we can find hope in the story of the Israelites, who, after drifting from their faith and coming under siege in their own land, shunned their false idolatry and pushed back the invaders with God’s help: “The men of Issachar understood the times that they lived in, and they knew what to do,” she says, referring to one of the 12 tribes of Israel. “They had the courage to carry it out.” Although Bachmann doesn’t note this, it’s the only episode in the Bible in which men are led into battle by a woman, Deborah.
Is Michele Bachmann crazy—or crazy like a fox? Our first piece from the September/October issue is up. It’s a deep-dive into the making of the new Iowa front-runner and the Congresswoman who wants to remake America. Check it out.
The University of Iowa Republicans blanket emailed the school community to solicit support for their “coming-out week.” Because, although they believe that being LGBT is a lifestyle choice, clearly being conservative is an inborn trait that marks you as a put-upon minority.
One professor who received the email did a reply-all with the simple message: FUCK YOU, REPUBLICANS.
Unsurprisingly, the college Republicans want her head on a pike, because public college employees don’t have the right to respond in a partisan way to partisan groups that spam their public-college inboxes.
Come pick up your Doctor’s Notice to miss class for “sick of being stressed”, just like the Wisconsin public employees during the union protest…
Touching, eloquent testimony from Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two moms, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.