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Making Rape Victims Pay

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Tofte

Receiving a bill in the mail for basic police work represents an unacceptable but still too common truth - that the criminal justice system has a lot to learn about how it deals with rape victims.

Lipstick on Doggerel

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Eisenberg

I wrote this bit of doggerel a while ago but only just got around to making it hyperdoggerel by equipping the stanza numbers with links. (Warning: VI...

Will Palin Prevent Other Women From Becoming "The One"?

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Palin's almost gleeful proclamation that she's just an everyday hockey mom and that experience is what we need in a VP, slams all the progress that women elected officials have been making for years.

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Rape Victim Assails Palin On Choice | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Women Against McCain-Palin have released this short, emotionally blunt advertisement in which a young woman relates how Sarah Palin's policies could h...

Who Is Sarah Palin?

Barbra Streisand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

Until the Republican Convention, very few had ever heard of Sarah Palin, and now this mean-spirited campaigner is asking who is Barack Obama? I'm asking who is Sarah Palin?

Palin Rape Kit Controversy: New Evidence (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wasilla Project covers the Sarah Palin rape kit controversy, interviewing several Alaskans who add to the case that she knew of the policy of char...

Struggling to Avoid a Neck Injury in the Whiplash of Democracy

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

All of us know what a lie is, and hopefully we believe it is wrong. So why when politicians and elected officials lie or tell half-truths it is acceptable to voters?

CNN Covers Palin Rape Kit Story (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Multiple newspapers have confirmed reports in blogs that Sarah Palin's town charged rape victims for their forensic exams while she was mayor. Now CNN...

A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

There is good reason to hunt down the facts about the rape kits. But the larger issue - of rape, sexual assault and how we deal with violence against women in this country - has been overlooked.

Palin's Anti-Rape-Investigation Stance Raised by McCain Campaign. Will Reporters Question?

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Palin, I'm told from those who have been involved in the issue for years in Alaska, had a more extreme view than those Catholic Churches.

Palin's Town Charged Rape Victims For Exams, Former Alaska Gov Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The Jed Report finds the connection to John McCain: In 1994, John McCain voted against legislation -- pushed through Congress by Joe Biden -...

Sarah Palin: A Woman Who Doesn't Like Women

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Women may love Sarah Palin, but she doesn't love them back. If you were raped in Sarah Palin's Wasilla, you would have to pay for the cost of the rape kit.

Palin's Wasilla To Rape Victims: Bring Your Checkbook

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

For four years, Palin didn't seem to have a problem with charging rape victims to solve their own crime. I guess that's one way to be a "Maverick."