Archive for May 29th, 2007

Kranz Stem Cell Article: Thune Hit Piece

David Kranz’s piece in the Argus Leader yesterday looks like a classic piece of misdirection. It discusses how the issue of stem cell research “divides” the South Dakota congressional delegation. Predictably, Johnson and Herseth Sandlin support destroying human embryos in the hopes research may someday result in a cure. Equally predictably, Thune opposes embryonic stem […]

Canadian Health Care Inefficient, Unsustainable

The National Center for Policy Analysis features a release from the Fraser Institute on some of the wonderful reasons why we should adopt a health care system like Canada or other socialist nations: – Universal care only appears to cost less in Canada because public health insurance does not cover many advanced medical treatments and […]

Review of DOC Foster Care

The Argus Leader features a story on a review by Corrections Secretary Tim Reisch of DOC foster care. This comes after the arrest of former state Rep. Ted Klaudt who is accused of raping two girls in his foster care. I interviewed Senator Bill Napoli and Gwen Caldwell of Voices of Women last week for […]

Cindy Sheehan Retires

According to CNS News, Cindy Sheehan, the peace mom, is throwing in the towel. Cindy Sheehan says she is resigning as the “face” of the American anti-war movement. In a letter posted on a liberal website Monday, Sheehan complained about the smears and hatred directed at her by liberals since she renounced her ties to […]

Defective & Disabled: The Inability to be Productive Citizens?

There are those who seem to feel that to be defective and disabled is unacceptable. People who readily say they would not wish to live under certain circumstances, which can even involve the mere use of a wheel chair to get around. People who see the disabled as valueless and nothing more than a drain […]

Abortion: "Laden with Power to Devalue Human Life"

By Linda SchauerState Director, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota After 11 years of vigilance on the part of those who respect life, the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the national ban on partial-birth abortion (PBA) signed into law by President Bush in 2003. The court decided that the ban does not […]

Will South Dakota follow Minnesota when it comes to a tougher smoking ban?

By Gordon Garnos AT ISSUE: Minnesota became the 20th state a couple of weeks ago to ban smoking in most public buildings. This includes a ban in bars and eateries and just about every other public building in the state. Our question is will South Dakota follow in the footsteps of our neighboring state to […]

Transsexual Methodist Minister Reappointed

Minister has sex change WASHINGTON, May 25 /Christian Newswire/ — A United Methodist minister in Baltimore who underwent a surgical change of gender identity has been reappointed, it was announced at the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, meeting now in Washington, D.C. The former Rev. Ann Gordon, now known as Rev. Drew […]

Delta Airlines Plays Explicit Video on Flight

Supposedly played on “private” screens NEW YORK, May 24 /Standard Newswire/ — On May 17, Morality in Media received a call from a citizen in Atlanta who reported that Delta Airlines had aired HBO’s “Rome,” with scenes of nudity and simulated sex, on overhead TV screens in the aisle. When he complained, he was told […]