The New Yorker examines religious right activists who oppose childhood vaccination for Human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervix cancer, because it “removes a disincentive to having sex.” Some conservatives “have even stated that they would feel similarly about an H.I.V. vaccine.”
More than 250 medical experts have signed a letter in the medical journal The Lancet condemning the violent force-feeding of Guantanamo detainees. The letter says “doctors who used restraints and force-feeding should be punished by their professional bodies.”
37: President Bush’s approval rating, tied for his lowest ever in an AP-Ipsos poll. The survey also found “[m]ore and more people, particularly Republicans, …question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism.”
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor lashed out at conservative leaders — like Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). O’Connor said right-wing verbal attacks on the courts threaten the American constitutional system.
A second Indian tribal chief represented by Jack Abramoff scored a “White House lunch date and a meeting with the President” in 2001 just days after the tribe paid Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform $25,000 at Abramoff’s direction. Read more