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Sheriff Decries Consequences of Inflammatory "Vitriol" After Tucson Shooting

Sheriff Decries Consequences of Inflammatory “Vitriol” After Tucson Shooting

Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords is fighting for her life in a Tucson hospital after  having been shot in the head by a gunman while she conducted a “Congress on Your Corner” event in front of a market. Although she was listed in very critical condition after surgery, Dr. Peter Rhee, medical director of the trauma...
Farewell to a Pioneer of Women’s Sports

Farewell to a Pioneer of Women’s Sports

It’s really, really hard to get a sport into the Olympic Games. The sport must be played competitively in a certain amount of countries—which can mean that boosters must help develop the sport outside of their home country as well as within it—and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must be convinced. For women’s sports, the...
When Women Play Rough… Watch Out for the Backlash

When Women Play Rough… Watch Out for the Backlash

It was the ponytail pull seen ‘round the world. University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert suddenly became the most famous woman in sports this past week, after a video of her aggressively punching and tripping her opponents, and ultimately throwing another player to the grass by her hair, went viral.
No Dignity For NBC

No Dignity For NBC

Anyone who’s watched the long-running NBC series Law and Order—the original, not the spinoffs—knows that its stories are often “ripped from the headlines.” So it wasn’t all that surprising that the October 23 episode, entitled “Dignity,” was obviously inspired by the murder this past spring of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in his church....
A Man Who Trusted Women

A Man Who Trusted Women

Originally Posted on RH Reality Check In her 28th week of a very wanted pregnancy in 2000, Miriam Kleiman, a government employee in Washington, D.C., and her husband, Jason, learned that their male fetus had a severe brain malformation. He would probably die shortly after birth. The couple immediately went for second, third and fourth...