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Review: ‘Crow After Roe’ Anti-Abortion Laws Discriminate

In a massive lobbying campaign, pro-life groups sent thousands of heart-shaped balloons to the Ohio statehouse with a campaign of “Have a heart. Pass the Heartbeat Bill.” To support a ban on abortions when a fetal heartbeat could be detected, the advocates sent 2,000 roses to the senate, heart-shaped cookies and 50 children delivering gifts of stuffed bears with recorded heartbeats. But when the excited rallying of anti-abortion campaigns fade, long after the balloons and slogans lose their hot air, …

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“The Good Wife” Boxes-in Love and Politics

“The Good Wife” season finale “What’s in the Box?” questions cheating at the ballot box and in a marriage. Will Gardner (Josh Charles) and Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) represent Alicia’s husband Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) in an election fraud case. One night, working late, Will and Alicia end up passionately kissing. In confused pain, Alicia says, “That kiss opened up something, again. I don’t know how to close it. … I’m with Peter now and I just can’t figure my …

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“The Good Wife” Creates Tension — All Sorts of Tension

“The Good Wife” effectively creates a sense of fast-moving unease, as alliances shift, lawsuits twist and turn, and you can’t even trust the person you are sleeping with — at least not 100 percent. Sharpen your knives and watch your back, lest you get sliced out of the courtroom, boardroom and bedroom. It’s a tough world. The most recent episode reflected the topsy-turvy uncertainties of life, where you can be on top one minute, only to learn you are scrambling …

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Protest and Anarchy on “The Good Wife”

  The most recent episode of “The Good Wife” wisely revised its title from “Sex Dolls & Videotape” to “Rape: A Modern Perspective.” This removed anything playful, seductive or sexual from the crime. It reflected the sign of the times in how technology: instant cell phone videos, text messages and social media are changing the news, the law and our culture. The show also grappled with the role of anarchists and protest when laws don’t result in justice. The Main …

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