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The Orwellian Plot to Unseat North Carolina Governor McCrory
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
To reasonable Americans, it would appear that the backlash over North Carolina's HB2 legislation is the reaction to an egregious injustice. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory sees it differently.
The Refugee Crisis and the Moral Imagination of Democracy: How to Confront Fundamentalists
Catherine M. Wallace
storyteller, cultural historian, literary theologian
I want to whack certain people with a Bible verse. When ostentatiously "Christian" politicians malign Muslims or play into racist fears of Syrian or Latino refugees, I want to bash them with the biblical teachings they are ignoring.
The Tale of Two Countries
Retired lawyer and columnist for Huffington Post and other we...
The governors opposing the admission of refugees are inspired in their opposition by the Paris attack of two weeks ago that killed 130 people. They have forgotten what life is like in the United States without the terrorists even being admitted.
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ISIS Counts on Anger Over Paris to Advance Its Cause
Terrence G. Peterson
Assistant Professor of History, Florida International University
On Sunday, the governors of Michigan and Alabama announced that they would not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. By Tuesday, 26 others had followed suit. While such knee-jerking might get politicians a bump in the polls, they won't make Americans any safer.
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The West Is Giving ISIS Exactly What It Wants
Unfortunately, conservatives in the U.S. and Europe seem to want to do all the wrong things.
Can GOP Governors Actually Sanction Iran?
John A. Tures
Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College
More than a dozen GOP governors wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, vowing to keep state-level sanctions on Iran despite the nuclear deal. But can a state really circumvent the U.S. President's policy on sanctions? A U.S. Supreme Court case from several years ago could block that plan.
Republican Governors Buck Party Line On Raising Taxes - NYTimes.com
Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases — and backing off pledges to cut taxes — as they strike
Budget Shortfalls Could Stop Republican Governors From Keeping Big Promises
By Pew's Stateline, Pew's Stateline
“I think that Gov. Brownback does consider that … he has the approval of the voters to push ahead here,” said Burdett Loomis
Republicans In State Governments Plan Juggernaut Of Conservative Legislation
Legislators in the 24 states where Republicans now hold total control plan to push a series of aggressive policy initiatives
Republican Governors Might Save The Democrats -- NYMag
Everybody agrees that Republicans will win the midterm elections and stand a better-than-ever chance of controlling the Senate
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John Kasich's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal
FitzGerald said he intends to do just that. "We're not going to let this go," he said. That's a major reason why the rollback
GOP Hits Jason Carter For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want
The association previously had used the same rhetoric to attack South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent
Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?
CEO, president and co-founder of Advisory Link
Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.
Accountability Matters -- Standing Up For Our Right To Know
Executive Director, ProgressNow
We are hopeful that governors and their staffs will see these requests as an opportunity to restore public confidence in
Republican Governors Association Brings In $23.5 Million In First Quarter Of 2014
By Reuters, Reuters
Christie was widely considered a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 after winning reelection
Rick Snyder Says He Won't Come Out For Or Against Gay Marriage
Snyder made the comments at a Bloomberg View forum in New York. Snyder's comments appear to contradict some of his actions
Case Study in Leadership
Author of "Reagan at Reykjavik -- Forty-Eight Hours that Ended...
Ronald Reagan was no grand strategic theorist. But somehow the key elements of his approach -- a big military buildup, a campaign to delegitimize the Soviet Union, and especially the creation of SDI ("Star Wars") -- fit together to form a coherent strategic approach.
Republican Governors Association Attacks Medicaid Expansion That Chair Christie Supports
Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't
Republican Governors Association Hurls Hit At Scott Walker Challenger
GOP Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Democrat Says
In particular, as the Republican Party searches for new leadership and ideas during a time of infighting over its future
Tom Corbett Pressured By Civil Rights Groups On Philadelphia School Funding
In a statement to The Huffington Post, Corbett spokesman Timothy Eller took issue with the groups' characterization of the
Republican Legislators Blocking Access to Health Insurance Because 'It Is Good Politics to Oppose the Black Guy in the White House'
We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.
Why Republican Governors Hate The Republican Congress
A bunch of Republican governors have been in Washington the past few days for the National Governors Association meeting
The 'Price' of Health Care
Former governor of Mississippi and Principal in Company.Politics.
Some governors are demonstrating that one-time critics of Obamacare can, and should, be willing to take another look at the impact Medicaid expansion will have on their state's budget -- and their constituents who may fall ill at some time in their lives -- in the face of a health care crisis.
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