Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.
Unless Republicans repudiate Reaganite supply side (i.e., trickle down) economics -- which stands at the very heart of contemporary, Tea Party conservatism and is the only thing unifying the increasingly disparate social conservative, libertarian, and Chamber of Commerce wings -- they own this debacle.
Priebus can cut off contact with liberal media outlets to protest claims that he feels are unjust; however, if he is truly dedicated to reestablishing the Republican Party, he could start by looking in the mirror first because as these examples show there is nothing the liberal media can say that will make Republicans look worse than their own actions do.
Republicans didn't get that with one word Huckabee confirmed the worst fear of many: Party members are brutishly trying to legislate women's physiology. And the resulting reaction from right-wingers betrays their inability to comprehend why the so-called "War on Women" framing is so effective.
Men making decisions about women's lives and bodies isn't something new. Men have been running the show forever -- not because that's what God wanted, but because they could.
The GOP retains a 1950s I Love Lucy caricature of women because the party doesn't listen to women. The party doesn't hear women's voices. Literally.
Organizations like the Conservative Victory Fund indicate that the establishment is done playing ball with these radicals -- and that it is ready to begin the work of reclaiming the GOP from its fringe elements. And not a moment too soon.
Basically, women's reproductive freedoms challenge male domination economically, socially, and religiously, and therefore, what can be more political?
Welcome to the seventh annual homage (which sounds so much nicer than "blatant ripoff," don't you think?) to the television show The McLaughlin Group, since they have the most extensive year-end award category list of anyone around.
What's most damning to Scott Brown's future prospects isn't the margin of his defeat. It's the campaign he ran and the issues he stood for.
In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
The Republicans took a shellacking on Tuesday and they know it. Whether or not they make the proper changes is something the future of their party dep...
Occasionally, candidates for electoral office seem even less aware than the rest of the populace about what "democracy" means or ought to mean. Once in a while -- not often enough -- they pay a price at the polls for their obtuseness. This election was one such time.
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.
Given women's historic role this election, we must demand that our voices be heard. President Obama had a lukewarm performance on women's issues in his first term. That's no longer acceptable!
To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.