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Republicans Rape Comments

California Leader Ousted In Wake Of Rape Comment

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

California Republican Celeste Greig has been ousted from her post as president of the state's Republican Assembly in the aftermath of a comment she ma...

Petition Calls For Top California Republican To Resign Over Rape Comments

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly, is feeling the heat from progressive grassroots organizations calling for her resignat...

Jason Linkins

Aspiring For Renewal, GOP Struggles To Clear Some Low Bars | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

Because someone has to lose every election, the end of every election year brings a cascade of regret and recriminations upon the losers. And because ...

The War On Women Is a Class War

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Women's issues and women voters were critical to this election. That's not coincidental. The War on Women has many dimensions -- social, cultural, psychological -- but in many ways women's issues are class issues.

The Biggest Hypocrisy of All

Jess Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jess Wilson

I can't continue to pretend that it's not personal. And I can't pretend that the real hypocrisy is anything less than the willful ignorance of the voters who swear that they care about protecting our rights, yet plan to vote for the candidates who have made it clear that they don't.

Laura Bassett

GOP House Candidate: 'The Rape Thing' Does Not Excuse Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

John Koster, a Republican congressional candidate in Washington state, said Sunday that "the rape thing" is not a good enough reason for a woman to ha...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The week started off with our last chance to have a real debate between the two presidential candidates. But the Battle in Boca was less of a vetting of the status quo than a ratification of it, as Romney essentially endorsed Obama's foreign policy. Why are we staying in Afghanistan until the end of 2014? What of the drones, killing people (including civilians) in our name and with little oversight? Instead of answers to those questions, we got horses, bayonets and Battleship. Midweek brought yet another edition of GOP Inappropriate Rape Comment Theater, this one starring Richard Mourdock and "God's will." The reviews weren't good. The chance for meaningful debate might have passed, but the window for jaw-dropping remarks about rape will apparently stay open right up to Election Day.