Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Statistics on Abortion

I know right now everybody's mind is on the death of Osama Bin Laden and what it may mean to the war on terror. I'm currently trying to work on a piece on it that will most likely be in the next print issue. However, the world doesn't revolve on one topic alone.

I was looking around online and came across this video from the Guttmacher Institute on the topic of abortion in the U.S. Rather than comment on it, I'll let the video make its own case.

I know this is a polarizing topic and, thus, will moderate comments if I feel it is necessary to do so.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Death of Osama Bin Laden

Late on Sunday May 1, 2011 President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed by the U.S. With this act, our reported reason for this country entering into war with Afghanistan has been realized. .

And now the question that I'm sure at lot of people, regardless of political views, are asking tonight. Does this mean that the troops can come home? Remember that the reason Obama's predecessor George W. Bush (a/k/a: Dubya, Shrub, etc) for the war on terror was to get Bin Laden, dead or alive. If Bin Laden is dead, this has been accomplished. However, the government has also shifted rationale for the numerous wars a number of times since 2001 as well as using fear as a selling point. So, while many of us would like this to be the point when the troops can come home, I have a sad feeling that we're going to get another answer to that question.