Say you're an Oklahoma state senator, busy with important Oklahoma state business like keeping the s-word (science!) away from children, when you're approached by a cardiologist and "natural family planning expert" with an exciting theory for you to consider.
Women shouldn't be taking birth control because "part of their identity is the potential to be a mother," says this somehow-licensed physician named Dominic Pedulla. "They are being asked to suppress and radically contradict part of their own identity, and if that wasn't bad enough, they are being asked to poison their bodies."
What do you do?
Tags: Contraception, Men and Women, Oklahoma, Science & Technology, State Legislature, Women's Rights
Because it's a day that ends in Y, some state legislature is beclowning itself with an ill-informed debate about science and religion in the classroom. Today, it's the Oklahoma House of Representatives' turn, as it reviews the proposed "Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act."
That certainly sounds scientific. And educational. And very, very freedomy.
Tags: Church v. State, Creationism, Education, Evolution, Oklahoma, Religion, Republicans, Science & Technology, State Legislature
The advent of SuperPACs and the general flood of money into political campaigns may be wrecking our democracy, but is that such a steep price to pay for hilarious campaign ads? The Founders would surely say no.
Though presidential campaigns get most of the attention, we must also honor the House and Senate campaigns that deliver on our founding promise of life, liberty and LOLs.
Tags: Advertising, Arizona, Florida, House of Representatives, Ohio, Oklahoma, Senate, Texas
Last week Mitt Romney released an ad featuring a man telling a story of how General Motors ended his line of credit and shut down his dealership following the 2009 restructuring of the auto industry.
Beyond the irony of Romney campaigning against the shutdown of dealerships after writing an op-ed headlined "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," there's one more problem with the commercial…
Tags: Advertising, Auto Industry, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Oklahoma
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Coverage continues with Kristen Schaal's profanity-laden stand-up routine for conservatives after the jump.
Tags: Bill Maher, Conservatives, Contraception, Fox News, Gretchen Carlson, Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Liberals, Men and Women, Oklahoma, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Sex, Ted Nugent, The Daily Show, Video, Women's Rights