If you’ve been following the gun control debate over the months since the Newtown tragedy, one thing has become radically apparent: the gun rights movement is far better organized than the gun control movement. And the gun rights movement is emerging victorious, at least on the federal level, because of it. But a recent story [...]
About Rebekah Kuschmider
Rebekah Kuschmider is a DC area mom with an over-developed sense of irreverence, socialist tendencies, a cable news addiction, and a blog. Rebekah has an undergraduate degree in theatre and Master’s in Arts Policy and Administration and a decade of experience managing arts organizations and advocating in the public health sector. Rebekah also blogs about her life, her thoughts, and her opinions at StayAtHomePundit.com.She was voted one of the Top 25 Political Mom Blogs at Circle of Moms. Her work has also been seen at Salon.com, Redbook online, and the Huffington Post.
In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist Ross Douthat made a startling contention: he says that research shows that access to health insurance doesn’t have a measurable effect on overall wellness. He cited data from a RAND study conducted in the 1970 and a new study based on outcomes from people enrolled in Medicaid in Oregon. [...]
Nowadays, social media makes everyone feel like they have a big, booming voice to use for instigating change. Just spend a little time on Twitter or in the comments section of a newspaper article and you’ll read opinions and suggestions from everyone from issue experts to the tinfoil hat brigade. It’s a dynamic litany of [...]
Earlier this week, gun control advocates were stricken when the Senate failed to pass the Manchin-Toomey amendment to the Safe Communities and Schools Act of 2013. This amendment to the base gun control bill would have required universal background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm. The change would primarily affect private sales and sales at [...]
The National Rifle Association has unveiled its National School Shield proposal. And I’m here to tell you that I am one unhappy parent. It offers eight recommendations, the first three of which have to do with training various school personnel to carry weapons on school grounds. Several other recommendations relate to a safety assessment tool. [...]
There’s a piece of deliberately inflammatory click-bait in USA Today making what author Steve Deace calls, “A modest proposal for polygamy.” The column uses a whole lot of deeply provocative language to suggest that marriage equality proponents are being bigots by only considering expanding marriage to include same-sex couples, but not larger groupings of romantic [...]
Last week, the House of Representatives passed what is known as The Ryan Budget (dun-dun-DUUUNNNN). If the media are to be believed, this document is loaded with tax breaks for the wealthy, boots for kicking the poor over cliffs, and armies of people who will come mock your kittens for being cute. Or something. What [...]
I’m tired of being a feminist. No, that’s not quite right. I’m tired of having to be a feminist. The last few weeks have been a flurry of feminist outrages from Marissa Mayer bringing down the axe on telecommuting at Yahoo! to The Onion calling an Oscar-nominated nine-year-old the c-word for laughs. We’re debating the [...]
Remember the lead-up to the Republican presidential primaries in 2012? There was a broad field of candidates tripping over each other as they ran to the right. Much of the early discourse sounded like “I hate abortion!” “I hate abortion more!” “I hate abortion the most!” “I hated it first!” The candidates all pandered to [...]
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