Abraham Lincoln did not believe his Emancipation Proclamation would end slavery in the United States. In fact, that executive order only declared slaves free in the states in rebellion against the government of the United States. Slavery in border states, such as Kentucky, which Continue reading “Column: States’ Rights”
The Supreme Court decision in 1973 to overturn Roe v. Wade that decriminalized abortion in America came as a shock to those Americans who had been in a coma for the past six years. For those of us who remained awake and alert during some of those years, the death of the Roe v. Wade Continue reading “Column: Sex and The Nation”
Sex, consensual or involuntary, may lead to pregnancy. In humans, the individual carrying the eggs that may be fertilized during sexual contact is the female. The male contribution is a microscopic packet of genes that account for less than half of the total complement of genetic Continue reading “Column: 1950s Reboot”
Kentucky is the latest state to effectively ban legal abortions. Although the bill’s sponsors claim that a pregnancy may be terminated within 15 weeks of the fertilization of the egg that leads to the development of a fetus. The associated restrictions on who is eligible for the Continue reading “A Handmaiden’s Country”
State Rep. Anne Hughes (D-Easton/Redding/Weston) has joined with hundreds of legislators nationwide in support of reproductive health, rights, and justice.
With help and support from the State Innovation Exchange Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council, Hughes and a network of Continue reading “Hughes Joins Legislators Nationwide in Support for Abortion Rights”
Our newly constituted Supreme Court ruled that the governor of New York State cannot limit the number of people assembling to pray. This ruling was in response to lawsuits brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese and Hasidic Jewish organizations which argued that the restrictions imposed Continue reading “Stupid Is As Stupid Does”
1. What do you believe is the single most important issue facing Easton voters and why?
Accountability is the most important issue facing voters. Government must be accountable during COVID and the pandemic recession, adding these urgent challenges to existing issues that demand Continue reading “What Matters Most to Easton: Anne Hughes Responds”
With the installation of yet another “originalist” Supreme Court Justice, the Affordable Care Act is doomed. Most people refer to this legislation as Obamacare. It provided some health insurance coverage for at least 20 million Americans who had little or no insurance. It forced Continue reading “Unaffordable Care Acts”