Follow Friday: Trayvon Martin, Mitt's Primary Sweep, and Yahoo's Huge Layoffs

Friday, April 06, 2012

A supporter of Mitt Romney wears a Cheesehead hat during a primary night gathering in Milwaukee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week we hear more anger stemming from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the significance of Mitt Romney's recent primary wins, and what's left of Yahoo after a mass layoff.

This week we're joined by Jeff Yang, author of the Tao Jones column for the Wall Street Journal and blogger for It's A Free Country; journalist and blogger Farai Chideya; and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for The Takeaway and It's A Free Country.


Farai Chideya, Ron Christie and Jeff Yang

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Ed from Larchmont

Today is the start of the 'Fortnight for Freedom' campaign that will end on July 4th with prayer and rallies across the country. For information about events text the word Freedom to 377377 or go to There is a daily prayer to say also.

The first laws established by the Pilgrims and by the Catholics in Maryland in the 1630s (ship The Ark of the Dove) were laws on freedom of religion and of conscience. They haven't been attacked in two hundred plus years, but they are now. The whole Catholic healthcare and education system, plus businesses run by Catholics, are in danger, and the Church is, after the government, the largest providers of services to the poor. Think twice.

At bottom is that the administration is using the ridiculous ACLU's (enemy of religion for years) definition of religion, and they will not budge on this definition. And it's an untrue definition - it's not how religion defines itself.

And the media hasn't covered the unanimous suing of the Catholic Church, with many amici, of the administration, but they should, of course.

Let's hope the Court declares the health care act unconstitutional, and we can work on better reform.

Jun. 22 2012 06:06 AM

If the President is running against Congress and now running against the Supreme Court and his supporters join in and are successful with the unrelenting demagoguery than that leaves us with one and only branch of government and man left to lead the nation.

So we need a benevolent "grown up" to lead the nation like a king, oligarch or dictator for the good of the nation?
Time for progressives to do a little serious soul searching and comprehend what they are demanding.

Apr. 06 2012 10:08 AM

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