Mary Sanchez

January 17, 2014 12:33 PM

GOP’s slavery fetish obscures reality of abortion debate

In recent months, Republicans have compared food stamps, Obamacare, gun control and the national debt with the “peculiar institution” of human bondage that flourished in the South until 150 years ago. What those comparisons were supposed to signify is unclear. Still, every once in a while the slavery analogy seems to hit home. Consider the state of the state address delivered Wednesday by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

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