What the $%#@ is happening? I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years. I remember clearly the last time this happened. It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then. It’s stupid, superfluous and self-destructive now.
Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.
Until Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child were murdered by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean and buried in his backyard, her congressman, Mike Turner, had a record like any other garden-variety Republican warrior on women. With his 100 percent perfect opposition to women’s freedom of choice over their reproductive systems, Turner’s Dayton, Ohio-area constituents had been represented by just the kind of disciplined hard-core conservative that John Boehner and Eric Cantor rely on.
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to a Chabad synagogue in Florida.
If you voted for Obama, here’s what you’re not supposed to be thinking: