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Sherlock, Seinfeld, Gillibrand and Various Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

California drivers tend to think their turn signals are vestigial organs, something that exists existentially but doesn't really matter, which makes d...

Paid Family Leave Laws Aren't Crushing Business, Despite What Ted Cruz Says

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

Paid family leave is finally getting serious attention in Washington and on the campaign trail, as politicians are waking up to the financial struggl...

Lady Gaga's Oscar Nomination Propels Campus Rape Awareness

Kirby Dick | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Kirby Dick

We are thrilled that "Til It Happens To You," The Hunting Ground's original song, has become the fifth song from a documentary ever to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Congress Extends 'Ceasefire' On Medical Marijuana, but Can They Clear the Smoke?

Steph Sherer | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and other advocates have worked for years to lay the foundations that have made these changes possible. We're making real progress, but until we pass the CARERS Act, state laws and the people they are intended to protect remain in jeopardy

Congress Finally Passes A 9/11 Health Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Fri...

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

Congress Finally Comes Through For Ailing Sept. 11 Heroes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

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Senators Fume At Controversial Lobbying On Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called out national fraternity and sorority groups for lobbying to support a bill that...

Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls STILL Won't Back 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

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Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

Sorry, New Moms and Dads: Rubio's Paid Leave Plan Wouldn't Do Much

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday hailed the importance of paid family and medical leave. Then he offered a proposal that would...

Jon Stewart To Walk Halls Of Congress With 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart spent years upbraiding Congress from his perch on the set of "The Daily Show," perhaps never to so great an effect as when h...

The 20th Anniversary Of My Off The Sidelines Moment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I was working at a law firm in New York City, achieving professional success but feeling that something was missing. What was I contributing? Was I reaching my full potential?

The Secret Your Son Isn't Telling You About Campus Sexual Assault

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Amy Siskind

The old paradigm of having a talk with our daughters -- which of course we should continue to do -- is not a solution to this epidemic. Not to overstate the obvious; but college women aren't doing the raping!

Kirsten Gillibrand Hits Carly Fiorina For Opposition To Paid Leave

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) criticized GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina for her stance on paid leave. On Sunday, Fiorina said she would opp...

Mika Brzezinski: 'Do not say you are sorry'

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Tim...

Michael McAuliff

Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart ...

The Military Justice Improvement Act Ensures Justice, Despite What Its Critics Say

Col. Don Christensen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Col. Don Christensen

Pentagon brass and their status quo supporters have engaged in a misinformation campaign claiming that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act is unnecessary and will in fact be counterproductive.

Kirsten Gillibrand Says Female Friendship Is 'One Of The Best Things' About The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says women in the Senate stick together, no matter what party they represent. In an interview with The Cut, the Senator...

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Frustrated With The Debate Over Women 'Having It All'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she's frustrated with how the debate over women "having it all" is framed, saying it's "degrading." In an int...

Michelangelo Signorile

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality 'Just the Beginning'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Our fight for LGBT equality is not nearly over,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) stated emphatically in an interview with me last week on Sir...

Educating for Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Law of the Rulers -- A Lesson for Memorial Day

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Joel Shatzky

Since the media have been regularly reporting on indictments and investigations of corporate crime and those responsible for billions of dollars through illegal activity, it becomes apparent that these rich and powerful figures, who now have "the best government money can buy," enjoy a "law of the rulers" instead of the "rule of law" for which many Americans have fought and died.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Debunks The Biggest Myths About Rape

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women

The important conversation about the realities of sexual assault in America hit the stage this year with "SLUT: The Play," which follows the tale of ...

Dem Senator Accuses Pentagon Of Withholding Sex Crimes Data

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true sco...

Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Sasha and Malia Obama attend the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC where tuition is about $35,000 a year and students do not take high-stakes Common Core aligned tests. Michelle and Barack chose this school because it offers children an enriched curriculum, not constant test prep.