Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part One


Originally posted on Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide:

We’re not football fans, but we do love an excuse to cook appetizers and well just about anything else. Here’s a list that can be made ahead of time and either reheated or served cold or at room temperature. We’ve included a mix of healthy and heart-attack inducing.

Shrimp with Fire-Roasted Cocktail Sauce

I can eat cocktail shrimp all day long and still be hungry for more

I can eat cocktail shrimp all day long and still be hungry for more

Asian Honey Chicken Wings

Taste the flavors of the orient

Taste the flavors of the orient

Spicy Kale Chips

Crispy and spicy

Crispy and spicy

Honey-Spiced Almonds

I want to pop those nuts in my mouth

I want to pop those nuts in my mouth

Goat Cheese and Pesto Dip

The pesto colors it a little on the green side and also makes it so tasty

The pesto colors it a little on the green side and also makes it so tasty

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

A layer of olive oil on top is a good idea

A layer of olive oil on top is a good idea

Green Eggs and Prawns

I can never stop at a dozen

I can never stop at a dozen

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

So creamy without any milk products should be against the law So creamy without…

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The GOP Has Never Needed a Voice of Sanity More


Originally posted on The Republican Majority for Choice Blog:

ImageAs REAL Republicans, we held out hope that the RNC’s claim about reaching out to women voters might actually lead to open dialogue about the party’s agenda and platform…

But this weeks RNC Winter meeting seems to be more preaching from the extreme right than speaking for the mainstream majority of Republicans. 

On the second day of the RNC’s Annual Winter meeting some Party leaders have shown that they are more interested in ideological grandstanding than winning elections or turning this country around.

You would think that in this important election year the Party would be focusing on the real economic issues facing our nation, like jobs and the growing debt. Yet at the meeting, rather ironically titled “Building to Victory,” extremists in the GOP were instead talking about birth control. (Again!)

During Thursday’s keynote address former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued that those who support access to preventive reproductive health care think “women cannot…

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RMC Responds: What Roe Really Means and Why it Matters


Originally posted on The Republican Majority for Choice Blog:

 
This week marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, unquestionably one of the most groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions in American history.  In honor of the 1973 decision, we want to take this opportunity to focus on what Roe really means for Americans and why choice matters so much. 

 As representatives from both sides of the abortion debate speak out about Roe and imposing new restrictions in reproductive health rights, you may be asking yourself this question: why should I care?  One Facebook commenter this week even said, “I can’t believe that this is still an issue, 40 years after Roe v Wade” highlighting how contested this right still is as battles for choice and personal liberty continue to rage across the country.
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We, like millions of other Republicans, believe in the GOP core values safeguarding the constitutional protections of privacy and the separation of Church and State…

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As Roe Turns 41, RMC Aims to Put Prevention Over Politics


Originally posted on The Republican Majority for Choice Blog:

As we mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, battles for choice and personal liberty continue to rage across the country.

We, like millions of other Republicans, believe in the GOP core values safeguarding the constitutional protections of privacy and the separation of Church and State. Yet, 41 years after the historic Roe ruling, we struggle with how personal freedom is too often disregarded in political gamesmanship.

Very personal medical and family decisions have become regular headline-making fodder for those of all political stripes. Unfortunately, there are those on both sides more interested in exploiting views for political gain than in opening a meaningful dialogue about ways to protect personal freedom while ensuring woman and families have information and access to ALL of their reproductive health choices. 

Battle lines are too quickly drawn in politics and everything seems black and white, for or against. But we know that in real life voters and…

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