Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Iowa! New Hampshire! South Carolina! Santorum! God!

Bob Vander Plaats (Mr. Clappy) at Santorum’s Iowa victory speech The Iowa Republican caucuses found Mitt Romney winning in an 8 vote landslide over Rick Santorum.  Not 8 percent – … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Caucus Day Iowa! Thank you Bob Vander Plaats for kicking off the end to the religious right’s dominance in Iowa (and possibly the nation!)

What’s wrong with Iowa this year?  Why all the religious pandering to the far right base?  What is turning up the heat for Rick Santorum of all people? Watching national … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oh no you don’t!

I have to admit, I had been thinking this might happen.  But, superstitiously, I thought if I didn’t speak of it it wouldn’t come to be.  This from NPR: On … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

And then there’s this guy

I recommend reading this post before watching to understand who it is you are listening to Here it is, Iowa Pastor Cary Gordon endorses Rick Santorum.  Gordon discusses his process … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 6 Comments

The FAMiLY Leader should be endorsing Newt Gingrich any second now!

“Suckers!” The performances given by the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls at The FAMiLY Leader’s Thanksgiving Family Forum in Iowa this weekend were breathtaking.  As the forum was sponsored by the … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Perry signs The FAMiLY Leader’s wack marriage pledge, Newt considers it

The Des Moines Register is reporting Rick Perry has signed on to The FAMiLY Leader’s marriage pledge.  Seeking to jump on the pledge bandwagon, Iowa’s foremost anti-gay, anti-choice politico-Christian organization … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rick Santorum’s head is going to explode: CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys (gasp!)

A presumably chaste high school Rick Today the Centers for Disease Control recommended that boys as well as girls be vaccinated against the HPV virus: Twelve members of the committee … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 1 Comment

The new war on Sex Ed

Beware medically accurate comprehensive sex-ed! Wisconsin will be spending some precious time today – during what is supposed to be a special session focused on jobs – arguing on the floor … Continue reading

October 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

My new offering from The Revealer

Rachel Maddow ran a thoughtful piece last night about Governor Rick Perry’s divisive prayer meeting.  She asked some of the same questions I am asking – and Connie Ryan Terrell … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

“The Family Leader” and Bob Vander Plaats holds the door for 2012 Republicans in Iowa

This is my new article at The Revealer.  Read, research, enjoy. As Goes Iowa: The Family Leader, Religious Politics and 2012 America’s culture wars are at full throttle: defunding Planned … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 1 Comment
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