The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus describes itself as a nonpartisan organization. Founder Marge Schiller is a registered Democrat, and many of the group’s leaders donate exclusively to Democratic campaigns. But some key members of the organization, including its former president and numerous board members, are prominent Republicans on the Massachusetts political scene..
The modern classic religious conservative is Marlys Pompa, 42, of Sully, Iowa, who was so uninterested in politics that she didn’t even register to vote until she was in her mid 20s. But Pompa found herself pregnant, unmarried, and contemplating abortion. In the end, she couldn’t terminate her pregnancy, and after weeks of soul searching and drift, she joined a group called the Christian Action Council, which talks to young people about alternatives to abortion and working to fight abortion rights.
SNELL: Yeah. That’s actually a really important point that Republicans in the Senate particularly have been making. They were wedded to the idea of having more tax brackets because it makes it easier for them to make sure that the distribution of the tax burden is more evenly spread out.
Nowadays, when there a killer heat wave or serious drought somewhere, people wonder: Is this climate change at work? It a question scientists have struggled with for years. And now there a new field of research that providing some answers. It called science a set of principles that allow scientists to determine when it a change in climate that altering weather events and when it isn principles start with the premise that, as almost all climate scientists expect, there will be more weather events if the planet warms up much more: heat waves, droughts, huge storms..
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