It is of course true that in politics the perception of power translates into the reality of power. The problem is that once it becomes clear that you're all hat and no cattle, the myth of power rapidly collapses into a pile of dust. That is exactly what is happening to the NRA.
Since the 1990s (roughly), television has regularly portrayed being gay in a much more positive light. Forty years later, however, abortion has not made the same leap toward acceptability on television.
Instead of trying to spend time passing bills aimed at attacking women and their right to birth control, cancer screenings and productive rights choice, the GOP should aim its attention to the business of major issues affecting this country
There should be, and always will be, issues that divide the nation, but contraception should not be one of them. Not even close. If ever there was an issue that should unite people on both sides of the aisle, family planning has to be it.
Like all the professional lie-rating agencies PaulitiFacts was overwhelmed with the deliberate and unabashed lies emanating from Mitt Romney and his campaign.
Forget two turtle doves or five golden rings. This holiday season, women have a lot to celebrate. Here are my 12 standout moments for women in 2012, tied up with a bow.
Too often people conflate "public service" with "running for office." It appears that good parenting, as well as no small amount of brains, have helped this dynasty avoid that dysfunction.
There is no reason why any small town boy or girl should feel that HIV/AIDS is a world away. It's not, and I don't want them to wait to find out just how close it really is until it's too late.
Access to health care for millions of women is on the line if Congress fails to act and the fiscal cliff's mandatory budget cuts take effect.
Democrats in Ohio have repeatedly stood up for a woman's right to make her own decisions about her healthcare. Unfortunately, Republicans in Ohio have not shown this same support for women.
The important question for Ohio is now: Will Republican Gov. Kasich sign a bill that is both medically unsound and fiscally irresponsible?
The slow and painful death Ireland's abortion ban forced Savita to endure brings to mind another tragic story. Earlier this year, doctors in the Dominican Republic refused chemotherapy to a 16-year-old cancer patient because she was pregnant. Think this couldn't happen in the United States? Think again.
The time has come for the Victory Fund to take a look in the mirror and perhaps rethink their mission.
The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women's rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in many key races.
The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.
If we have Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock making laws about who can access contraception, and a Romney Supreme Court deciding what rights women are entitled to, we can all forget about the DeLorean. We're stuck.