About: Prudence Paine

Prudence is a former journalist whose work has appeared on newsstands in national magazines. Her quest for knowledge has led to an excessive amount of time spent on college campuses. She can now be found writing a couple books, participating in the MOOC revolution (free online college classrooms) and tweeting at @prupaine.




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Miss America, Liberal Activist

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/17/2014 at 1:00pm
(Above, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, and former boss, Democratic activist Chuck Rocha of Solidarity Strategies.)

On Monday, Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com reported an interesting fact he found on the LinkedIn page of the newly crowned Miss America.

Her most recent job experience (other than performing her duties as Miss New York and...

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Marine Still Stuck in Mexican Prison after Court Hearing

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:21pm 9/10/2014 at 7:21pm

Yesterday, the Mexican judicial system held its third hearing in the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. The federal prosecutor and Tahmooressi’s defense attorney, Fernando Benitez, presented selected clips of surveillance footage taken from 18 security cameras showing Tahmooressi’s entry into Mexico and arrest on March 31. The Marine reservist was not...

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Wait, what? Planned Parenthood opposes over-the-counter birth control proposal

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:30am 9/10/2014 at 11:30am

Last week, Planned Parenthood announced its opposition to Republican proposals to make contraceptives available as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Let me paraphrase Planned Parenthood’s three points of opposition:

1) The expanded access to birth control is being offered by Republicans. Republicans hate women. Ergo, vote for Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO).

Planned Parenthood claims that GOP...

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Dem Congressman Attacks “Conservative” Dems on Immigration

http://youtu.be/K1J-DJmOfUg
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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:10pm 9/9/2014 at 9:10pm
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When it comes to red-meat quotes on immigration and calls for President Obama to use Executive Orders to bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions, news networks know there is one go-to guy: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

Just last year, he urged caution and bipartisanship.

Not anymore. Yesterday, Gutierrez expanded his political enemies...

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Rape Culture Theory Ensnares Innocent Men

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:15am 6/30/2014 at 8:15am

Many people hearing talk of America’s campus “rape culture” might be tempted to dismiss the overheated rhetoric as harmless.

Despite little evidence “rape culture” exists, though, three recent roundtable discussions on campus sexual assault hosted by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) showed that not only do some people absolutely believe a rape culture exists on...

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