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Phyllis Schlafly

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

The Trump Falls Close to the Stump

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Allen Schmertzler

This is exactly what America needs, The Donald trumping "bing, bing, bong" on the stump, his new rallying song to impassion Nixon's secret reactionary social militia to come out from the political shadow to help him make America great again.

Let's Talk About Male Hormones

Lori Day | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Lori Day

There are good things about testosterone, like the way it builds strong bones and muscles, or makes guys grow sexy chest hair. But I'm seeing a pattern to violence and aggression and the clouded judgment that unleashes that angry poison onto the world, namely that it is usually male.

The Gay Conspiracy to Destroy Christianity -- Really!

James Peron | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The ancient, bland doyen of the religious Right, Phyllis Schlafly -- an anti-feminist, anti-gay mother of a gay son -- has been wheeled out yet again to pontificate about "Cakegate," that sad attempt by daft conservatives to turn cakes into the last battle of the culture war.

Michelangelo Signorile

Mother Of The Conservative Movement Has A Warning For LGBT People | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Amid battles that have erupted over states banning local anti-discrimination ordinances and moving forward on “religious liberties” laws targetin...

Problems in Bed, Booze, and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

It's hard to believe that five years have passed since Lady Gaga recorded "Bad Romance." But with the fifth anniversary of the release date of Gaga's album, The Fame Monster, on October 26, 2014 it's interesting to note the song's impact on popular culture.

To the Feminists Who Challenge Marianne Williamson on Women's Rights

Frances Fisher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Frances Fisher

Feminist activists are painting Marianne as though she were some conservative like Phyllis Schlafly. Marianne has never uttered a word -- privately or publicly -- against Roe vs. Wade. Marianne supports it 100%.

100 Percent Mid-Century, Zero Percent Modern: Phyllis Schlafly's Not-So-Secret Formula For Keeping Women Disempowered

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Recently, Phyllis Schlafly emerged from her 1950s time capsule with both hot glue guns blazing. She took aim at the issue of income inequality and the proposed legislation to address the problem.

Why We Still Need a Feminist Agenda

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.

Friday Talking Points - Our 4/20 Acronym Contest Challenge

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we've noted, 2014 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for marijuana reform. The Colorado and Washington experiments are proceeding apace, and the only real question people are asking is "which state will be next?"

Equal Pay for Equal Work: A Response to Phyllis Schlafly

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Jess Carbino

Schlafly's suggestion that women should make less than their male counterparts demonstrates not only that she is still living in the 1950s, but completely out of touch with the demographic and social realities facing American women and families.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos Aren't Like GOP Because Of Illegitimate Children

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Phyllis Schlafly is doing her part to keep the Republican Party white. The conservative activist lashed out at Latinos during an appearance on the...

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, May 31, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The French have a word for what? Who can't be Republican? Take our news quiz and see how much you were paying attention to the week's news.

Conservative Offers Wacky Approach To Latino Vote

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Should Republicans ignore Hispanic voters altogether? That's the advice of conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly, who told conservative radio pro...

Phyllis Schlafly: RNC Should 'Ignore' Rob Portman

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

In an announcement at the National Press Club on Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Sen. Rob Portman "will be supporte...

Phyllis Schlafly At CPAC Bashes Mitt Romney, John McCain

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly bashed on Saturday former -- and failed -- Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romn...

MAKERS, A Cautionary Tale: Sandberg, Mayer, Slaughter And Feminism Today

Joan Williams | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

Sheryl Sandberg's views have been heavily contrasted to Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the viral Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," so much so that a New York Times journalist argued that their distinctions amounted to a Freidan-Steinem row.

Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.

What Took So Long? Women's History From Those Who Made It

Martha Burk | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Martha Burk

February 26 marks the premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the series highlights women who have done extraordinary things.

Taking Christmas out of my "Christmas Cactus"

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I'm bringing the so-called "war on Christmas" home this year, by putting a permanent end to my stupid habit of calling my a "Christmas Cactus."

Laura Bassett

Akin Staying In The Race: 'The Decision Was Made By The Voters' | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Tuesday was the deadline for Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to pull out of the Missouri Senate race, but the embattled candidate announced in a press conferen...

Mistresses of Our Own Domain: Behind the Myth of Hookup Culture

Erica Grossman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Erica Grossman

America is obsessed with sex. And not in a good way.

Amanda Terkel

The Surprisingly Progressive History Of GOP Platforms | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...