Morrisey's actions are anti-women
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is disingenuous in his recent attacks on women's health clinics that provide safe, legal abortions by suggesting they are not regulated. This is completely false.
Women's health providers are already regulated like any other medical provider or outpatient health-care facility. The attorney general is abusing his power in this crusade against abortion providers. The Women's Health Center has been operating for more than 35 years, abiding by all regulations for the health and safety of its patients. Why are women's health providers being singled out and attacked? The real reason is obvious. AG Morrisey and the Family Policy Council of West Virginia want to ban abortion entirely. They pretend to care about women's health. Nothing could be further from the truth. A woman's health and safety should always come first, and the personal decision to carry a child or terminate a pregnancy is for each woman to decide based on her unique circumstances. West Virginia deserves better.
Obama's Mideast policy is not user-friendly
It's said that nations have no permanent allies, only permanent interests. Unfortunately, recent U.S. policy in the Middle East suggests that we have neither permanent allies nor interests -- only a shifting, politically driven set of ill-defined enthusiasms. This makes us inconstant to our friends and irresolute with regard to our enemies.
Specifically, the Obama administration's inept handling of Egypt has created a bizarre situation where our natural allies, the pro-Western secularists, oppose us as backers of the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama used public opinion, both at home and abroad, as a cheap substitute for thoughtful analysis of our interests. Thus, we abandoned longtime ally Hosni Mubarak when he became unpopular, and quickly accepted the Muslim Brotherhood when public opinion turned in their favor -- never mind that our support did nothing to ameliorate the Brotherhood's anti-Americanism.