Gov. John Kasich signed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Editorial: President-elect Trump and those who will be controlling Congress have their first challenge as they take up the reins of power: $125 billion in administrative waste.
Young Voices: If, after the election, despair is a real force we must oppose, then hope is one we must actively pursue by standing with the oppressed.
NCR Today: President-elect Donald Trump will find out that he does not have absolute unfettered power. We may be seeing the first signs of this accountability.
American women and hijabs: Assaults or intimidation of Muslims had been steadily rising well before the election but they became more common during the divisive campaign of President-elect Donald Trump, who called for a ban on Muslim immigrants and proposed a registry for U.S. Muslims. Now some imams across the country are saying it’s OK to take the hijab off, at least temporarily.
Rex Tillerson: Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has come under fire for his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin — who is suspected of trying to tip the election to Trump — his lack of diplomatic experience, and the fact that he is a corporate bigwig who champions fossil fuels even as the threat of global warming grows.But Tillerson, whose nomination was announced Tuesday, Dec. 13, may also face criticism from an unexpected quarter — social conservatives whose support was critical to Trump’s unexpected election last month.
Editorial: We are called to be a people of faith, but to continue to rely on divine intervention to escape nuclear disaster is an abuse of that faith.
Abortion laws in Ohio: The Ohio Legislature has sent two abortion bills to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. On Dec. 8, lawmakers passed a measure to ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. On Dec. 6, they approved legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.
Distinctly Catholic: Many Democrats think that the filibuster is the only thing standing between them and certain defeat on issues that they care about in the next four years.
The milestone of a first female president awaits another woman. But the past year has shown the challenge of addressing sexist subtleties that underlie how society perceives women of power.