Why Jim Moran’s son Patrick will get away with domestic abuse.
Consider the story of Jim and Patrick Moran… and let us not make this a Democratic/Republican thing. Instead, let us go foreign: imagine that a report had come out that the son of an Australian* politician had been caught viciously beating his girlfriend in a drunken rage. The incident was witnessed by police, who made an arrest (getting assaulted themselves in the process); the victim | Read More »
Will VAWA sponsor Joe Biden campaign with wife-beater Charlie Wilson in OH-06?
…which is why, of course, I am asking it. The background… comes in three parts: Vice President Joe Biden, when he was Senator Joe Biden, happened to be a sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act. We’ll pass to one side for a moment the current (as in, this week) controversy over the latest iteration of the law – it’s up for reauthorization – to | Read More »
I Refuse to be Motivated by Pity.
At one of my children’s latest 4-H meetings, they (the kids) voted to do a service project called the “Carry On Suitcase Project”. This program collects new and gently used suitcases, packed with age- and gender-appropriate personal hygiene items, books and toys, and distributes them to domestic abuse shelters and foster care agencies. To paraphrase the comments about this program by one of the adult | Read More »