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Komen v. Planned Parenthood

Breast cancer was chosen as a feel-good marketing focus — some might say ploy — by the high-end department-store makeup companies precisely because it had non-political, non-sexual, non-icky associations that other women’s health issues like HIV/AIDS or cervical cancer did…

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Mitch Daniels Says No

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Politicians and pundits won’t have Mitch Daniels’ name to kick around anymore when it comes to conservative presidential nominees, but don’t worry—he got one last dig in before he made that announcement, by effectively de-funding Planned Parenthood…

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Michele Bachmann, Planned Parenthood and LensCrafters

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’m not sure that Bachmann’s analogy is really successful here. She’s trying to imply that Planned Parenthood is this terrible Abortion Factory, but the comparison with LensCrafters really does not serve that agenda.

ALLISON REILLY: It’s a dumb analogy because it pulls a major corporation into a fight of which it doesn’t want to be a part. LensCrafters didn’t have any comment for Bachmann’s comment. Well, of course not!
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Justin Bieber’s America

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: The leaked portions of a Rolling Stone Interview with Justin Bieber in which he discusses politics and healthcare has only confirmed what I’ve suspected for a long time now—when it comes to magazine interviews, we’ve got everything backwards.

JESSICA BADER: Molly makes a valid point about the media fixation with what famous people think about issues outside of their area of expertise. That being said, I was more than a little bothered by the criticism of Rolling Stone for asking a teenage celebrity for his opinion on hot-button political issues. Continue reading

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