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Did contraception ruling, Planned Parenthood controversy help Santorum?

02/08/12 11:33AM

Joe Scarborough: I’ll tell you what. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Rick Santorum may be good, but this week, the Catholic Republican candidate has drawn an inside straight. And it’s not only bad news for President Obama; it’s bad news for Mitt Romney. You look at these three things that have happened. It started with the Planned Parenthood against the leading proponent of breast cancer research in the world, and then you moved on to an HHS decision that even the USA Today said was a dramatic overreach. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

02/08/12 06:49AM

OBAMACARE'S GREAT AWAKENINGEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALThe political furor over President Obama's birth-control mandate continues to grow, even among those for whom contraception poses no moral qualms, and one needn't be a theologian to understand why. The country is being exposed to the raw political control that is the core of the Obama health-care plan, and Americans are seeing clearly for the first time how this will violate pluralism and liberty. ... three states than in his 2008 showing — when he lost the GOP nomination for president... read more

An excerpt from David Jones' book "Who Cares Wins"

An excerpt from David Jones' book "Who Cares Wins"

02/08/12 06:23AM

Creating good: the rise of the social entrepreneur I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent it.  --Thomas Edison The leaders of large global corporations, like those mentioned in the previous chapter, are only one part of the story behind the overall move to social responsibility and sustainability. Alongside powerful business leaders reassessing their role in society and acting for the greater good are scores of people, many of them young, who have decided financial profit is not everything and are starting brand new ventures. read more

Catholic hospitals and contraception coverage: MoJoe readers weigh in

02/07/12 05:03PM

The discussion on Morning Joe for the past two mornings has resulted in a lot of thoughtful Facebook comments from Morning Joe viewers and blog readers.Below is a sampling -- a lot of those who weighed in don't agree with Joe. If a Catholic hospital insists on obeying Catholic rules, you don't have to go to a Catholic hospital. Most hospitals are not Catholic. Thank goodness. If you're a Catholic and you don't like the rules, ignore them, or join a different church. --Charlotte Lawrence If you were hired by Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

02/07/12 09:17AM

POISONED POLITICS OF KEYSTONE XLBY JOE NOCERANEW YORK TIMESI realize that President Obama rejected Keystone because, politically, he had no choice.  My guess is that, in his centrist heart of hearts, the president wanted to approve it.  But to give the go-ahead before the election was to risk losing the support of the environmentalists who make up an important part of his base. I also understand that the Republican decision to force Obama’s hand was a political stunt, allowing them to denounce his decision during the campaign. ... read more

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