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  • Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades past deadline

    03/22/2017 4:33:19 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | March 22, 2017
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment exactly 45 years after Congress first submitted it to the states. State senators gave final approval Wednesday for Nevada to sign on to the effort set in motion by women's suffragists. The move brings the nation two states shy -- but decades past deadline -- of amending the U.S. Constitution to plainly state women and men are equal under the law. Opponents argue it could disrupt family and military culture, and possibly lead to unfettered abortion access and funding. The amendment required approval from 38 states to take...
  • Democrats support bill that would legalize female genital mutilation

    03/01/2017 11:42:09 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 52 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 03/01/2017 | Victor Joecks
    The Nevada Senate will soon consider a bill that would overturn Nevada’s ban on female genital mutilation, and Senate Democrats are tripping over themselves to vote for it. Why would anyone support rolling back a ban on something Nevada law defines as sexual abuse? That’s one of the questions supporters of Senate Joint Resolution 2, the “Equal Rights Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, should answer before voting on it as early as Wednesday.
  • Saying Goodbye to State Employees, Kerry Says, ‘We Decided to Rock the Boat’

    01/20/2017 6:52:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 11:52 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was optimistic about the future, telling State Department employees that the women’s, peace and environmental movements half a century ago had achieved change because people “went out and fought for it.” “And I am absolutely confident now that people are prepared to fight for the future in the same way, with the same energy, with the same vision and the same commitment,” he said. Kerry told employees gathered at the department that his generation “came along in the 1960s and we decided to rock the boat, and we did.” Recalling the...
  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/06/2016 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 09.05.16 | Ann Coulter
    Phyllis Schlafly, the St. Louis-born American intellectual who grew from a shy and beautiful girl to become one of the most influential political activists of the 20th and 21st century, died today, Monday, September 5, 2016 according to Eagle Forum. Schlafly has written or co-written more than 20 books, on military policy, education, legal and social issues. Her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” is credited with winning Barry Goldwater the Republican nomination for president and inspiring the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Her military work was a major factor in Reagan's’ decision to proceed...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: A Woman Worth Studying

    09/06/2016 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's the key problem with women's studies: They ignore the women most worthy of study. Into this category falls the dear--and she was--departed author and activist Phyllis Schlafly. She crammed more achievements into one lifetime than any trio of the feminists she so implacably opposed crammed into three: a marriage that lasted more than half a century, nine children, 14 grandchildren, advanced degrees, more than a score of books--several of which we have signed copies of in the office, and numerous political victories. I remember when she opposed one of the Left's many Trojan horses--the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. In...
  • ERA Proponent Admitted A Spiritual Force Defeated It

    09/05/2016 6:59:52 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    9/5/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment shot themselves in the foot by showing their true stripes on tv to the then-normal American majority, at the November 1977 IWY in Houston. The abortion feminists, Lesbians and other Orcs drove the wooden stake into the ERA's black heart by being caught in the act of being themselves. One of their leaders admitted they had no chance, the late Phyllis Schlafly' s forces had defeated them with prayer.
  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016 (Phyllis Schlafly has died)

    09/05/2016 4:16:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 233 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/5/2016 | Christine Rouselle
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away on Monday. She was 92. Schlafly, the founder of Eagle Forum, rose to prominence in the 1960s when she wrote the book A Choice, Not an Echo, which sold more than three million copies. She was a leading voice of opposition against the Equal Rights Amendment, fighting to preserve traditional gender roles. She wrote a total of 23 books, the most recent being an expanded edition of A Choice, Not an Echo. In March, Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for president. Schafly was predeceased by her husband, John, and is survived by her six children.
  • Why Phyllis Schlafly Still Matters

    05/11/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 5/10/16 | Michael Malice
    The Republican Party likes to present itself as the party of free enterprise. One of the enormous benefits of a free market is that it allows for experimentation in finding solutions to personal and social needs.
  • Obama: This is the most peaceful era in human history

    04/25/2016 6:36:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/16 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky
    US President Barack Obama said on Monday at a trade fair in Hannover, Germany, that this is the most "peaceful and prosperous era in human history." Obama's comments came during a visit to Germany where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and called for Europe and NATO to do more to fight the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization that has sprung up on his watch, committing mass rapes, beheadings, and genocide. But according to the president, there's never been a better time for the world, and if someone had to choose a time in history to be born,...
  • Land's End Catalogue honoring Gloria Steinem (Vanity)

    02/23/2016 3:09:42 PM PST · by matginzac · 43 replies
    Catalogue | 23 Feb 2016 | Me
    Got my spring catalogue from Land's End in the mail tonight to be met w/ a whole section starting a "Legend Series" by the CEO, Frederica Marchionni, "honoring individuals who have made a difference ...in the world at large. We honor them and thank them for paving the way for the many who follow." I love Land's End, this breaks my heart, just called to complain, will boycott until CEO is fired....JC Penney, anyone?
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Meryl Streep asks Congress to revive ERA

    06/23/2015 12:32:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 3:06 AM EDT | Charles Babington
    No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep’s 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars for acting. So maybe it’s conceivable that Streep’s letter Tuesday to each member of Congress can somehow revive the Equal Rights Amendment, politically dormant since its high-water mark four decades ago. “I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality—for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself—by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” Streep writes. Each packet includes a copy of “Equal Means Equal,” a book by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition....
  • The ERA and Mark Kirk, Quisling Extraordinaire

    05/19/2015 3:15:14 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 23 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 5/2015 | Laurie Higgins
    Another day, another notch in the “Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned” belt that is squeezing the life out of conservatives: Mark Kirk has hocked another loogie in the spittle-splashed faces of conservatives who held their noses and helped elect him. He, along with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), has introduced a resolution to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, which has long since passed. This comes on the heels of his shameless pandering to homosexual activists at a marriage-deconstruction rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court a few weeks ago...
  • Virginia still deciding if women are equal

    02/17/2015 10:05:41 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Henrico Citizen ^ | 2-17-2015 | Ali Mislowsky
    Virginia is still deciding whether to ratify the ERA. The ERA would put in the U.S. Constitution a guarantee that “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The proposed amendment was never added because it was not ratified by the requisite 38 states. Virginia is one of the states that haven’t ratified the amendment. It may be too late to make a constitutional difference, but women’s rights activists continue to push for ratification in the Old Dominion. That is the goal of Senate...
  • Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen campaigning for 11th term in Congress(donates to Planned Parenthood)

    10/31/2014 8:02:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies
    The Record ^ | 10.25.14 | MINJAE PARK
    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is seeking an 11th term in Congress in the Nov. 4 election, struck a moderate note on social issues in a meeting with The Record editorial board, even as he criticized President Obama on many issues. In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday, Frelinghuysen, R-Harding Township, said he favors exploring alternatives to a regional water authority’s plan to drain three Garret Mountain reservoirs — two of them in Woodland Park, at the eastern edge of his 11th District – and replace them with concrete tank farms. He called the scenic New Street and Great Notch reservoirs in...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

    12/22/2011 8:20:30 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/22/11 | Eileen Patten and Kim Parker
    The women who serve in today’s military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways. Compared with their male counterparts, a greater share of military women are black and a smaller share are married. Also, women veterans of the post-9/11 era are less likely than men to have served in combat and more likely to be critical of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other ways, however, military women are not different from military men: they are just as likely to be officers; they joined the armed services for similar reasons; and post-9/11 veterans of both...
  • Obama ends shuttle era, says he will live to see Man on Mars

    07/08/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/11 | Ann Compton
    Barack Obama was eight years old when Neil Armstrong made his “one small step for Man” on the face of the Moon, and now as President, Obama has told NASA: “been there, done that.” Instead of aiming toward creation of a base on the Moon, as envisioned by his predecessor, President Obama wants to target deep space. “We’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid,” the President explained at a townhall meeting this week. “Let’s start stretching the boundaries
  • Women Are Equal (Congresswoman Maloney [D-NY] wants to reintroduce ERA)

    05/26/2011 4:54:47 PM PDT · by Category Four · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/26/2011 | Category Four
    Women Are Equal ... an attempt to resurrect ERA.
  • Phil Collins says he's not retiring

    03/07/2011 8:43:21 PM PST · by Flavius · 40 replies
    upi ^ | 3/7/11 | upi
    LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Phil Collins' publicist says the British pop star is not retiring from music, despite remarks he made to a magazine suggesting he intends to. The 60-year-old former Genesis lead singer and drummer is quoted in an article in FHM as saying decades of vigorous performances has left his back aching and his hearing poor. He said it even hurts his hands to hold his drum sticks. "I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me," Collins is quoted as saying in the interview. "I'm much happier just...