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Phyllis Schlafly

Bounty Of Beliefs

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Look around your tables this week and thank those of your friends and relatives who dare to be themselves, if they differ from you. It's a gift to differ.

First Wave -- Second Wave -- And Then Came Sarah Palin

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I wish Palin and Schlafly had staged a photo-op together after they met recently because that image would have cemented for eternity the strain of American anti-feminism these women represent.

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.

America Descends to Phyllis Schlafly's Level

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

At a recent fundraiser and again during an interview with Talking Points , Phyllis Schlafly sent Democratic activists hurtling toward their moral indignation machines™.

Hoover v. Roosevelt: Decision 2010

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

The truth of the matter is that, no matter how craftily television's conservative bitterati attempts to discredit them, progressive leaders have successfully managed our economy and conservative leaders have not.

Phyllis Schlafly Drooling on My Shoulder and Other CPAC Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

The plane took off, and after awhile Schlafly's tightly coiffed head was resting on my shoulder. She lightly snored. Her usually vituperative red mouth was slightly open. And she was drooling.

Lay Off Betty Draper-Francis

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

The dashing and exciting bad boy ended up being a sh*t husband. Good for Betty. As far as other fans speculating that Henry Francis wants control over Betty, it's too soon to tell for me.

Fear Of Fascism, "Gay Agenda" At Conservative Conference

The Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Kitty Werthmann has made quite a career out of warning Americans that fascism is on its way. The 84-year-old native Austrian survived the...

Stand by Your Word, Mr. President: End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Firing 50 men and women who are fluent in Arabic solely because they are gay when we are fighting in the Arabic-speaking world? The mind boggles.

Man the Barricades, Men! The Gays Are at the Gates!

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Their warning of the "grave harm" that will ensue if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in our all-volunteer military was essentially that volunteers will leave in droves.

Controversy, Controversy

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Obama is a compromiser, a political figure committed to building bridges, even to those who will give him heartburn as well as their support.

Palin's Pal: A Feminist of Her Own

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

As a former Ms. staffer myself, I feel betrayed by Elaine Lafferty's stumping for Palin, who, taking advantage of an opening won by the efforts of feminists, would set back women's rights by decades.

Culture of Lies

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Will any brave and clear-sighted Republicans realize that rather than throwing McCain a lifeline in this election, far-right extremism has further isolated McCain, and the party, from mainstream Americans?

Character Assassination As Campaign Strategy

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earnest Harris

The message that the campaign is now essentially eschewing talk of the issues and resorting to culture war and fear mongering has clearly been received by the GOP surrogates and talking heads. The campaign is running off the rails.

The Palin Chronicles: Wedge-Setting 101

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

If progressives really want to derail McCain's Zig-Zag Express, they'll put as much effort into playing up the backstage drama of establishment v. right wing as they will playing to the hall.

Patriarchy's New Poster Woman

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali A. Rizvi

Palin has been a poster girl for the McCain campaign, lending an aura of feminism to a man who has consistently voted against legislation that protects the rights of women. The original euphoria which some women and men felt when she was selected is bound to fade.

Another Reason Why I Love Gloria Steinem

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Compelling is what the Republicans are hoping for -- a working mother of five, from PTA to one of 50 governors in only 14 years and on the verge of becoming the most powerful GOP woman in America

A Line of Attack the Obama Campaign Must Answer Forcefully

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Tonight during the evening news the Republican National Committee ran an attack ad (multiple times) that featured menacing black-and-white images of H...

She's Not Quayle; She's Thomas

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A second X-chromosome is no more a sufficient qualification for being women's choice for the vice presidency than dark pigmentation was for being African-Americans' choice for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Irony in the House Dead? Not Yet

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The very same arguments that were made in 1948 against mingling the races in the military were made Wednesday against mixing homosexuals and heterosexuals the way they mix in the real world.

Jesus Thieves Convene for McCain

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Many of the nation's leading Jesus Thieves convened in Denver last Tuesday to work towards uniting behind the candidacy McCain, a man who used to have the courage to denounce such charlatans.

Why Younger Women Aren't Supporting Hillary

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

Many people have become sensitized -- even hypersensitized -- to issues of racism in this campaign, and words and attitudes are being examined and questioned. But sexism seems to go largely unnoticed or, if it is noticed, is dismissed as irrelevant.