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Women's History Month: What Notorious R.B.G., Viola Davis and DVF Taught Me About Empowerment

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The recognition of women's contributions should not be relegated to the single month of March as the gender gap still exists, but we can reflect on ways to expand women's rights around the globe by celebrating (and studying) the work of today's female trailblazers.

The Religious Right's Crusade for More Money in Politics

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

A new report by Common Cause highlights a web of large, well-funded conservative religious organizations that have joined forces with Republican political operatives to tear down laws that protect our democracy from special interest influence.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Throws Down Some Sick Gins-Burns On 'Weekend Update'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy

"The verdict is in: You've been Gins-burned!" As the oldest judge on the U.S. Supreme Court, 81-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been repeatedly as...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Abortion Restrictions Mostly Hurt Poor Women

The Huffington post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media

In a rare interview with MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her tenure on the court and women’s rights in Am...

How Alabama Marriage Equality Got So Messy

Matt Baume | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We'll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage decision.

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out how the Supreme Court is able to sit through speeches by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: ther...

Ginsburg Admits She Wasn't '100 Percent Sober' During State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday night that she wasn't "100 percent sober" when she nodded off "as I often do" during President...

Ginsburg: Americans Wouldn't Need 'A Large Adjustment' To Welcome Legal Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Americans won't need "a large adjustment" if the high court rules that gay marriage is a constitutional...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Perfect Response When Asked About Women On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped a truth bomb during a discussion at Georgetown University earlier this week. The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says The Campaign Field Is 'Being Polluted By Money'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doubled down Wednesday on her belief that Citizens United was the worst decision made by the current U.S. Su...

New Yorker Cartoonist Live Tweets the State of the Union

Liza Donnelly | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Liza Donnelly

We all need to laugh! So when Moms Clean Air Force was told Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer was invited as a personal guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union, I was asked to Live Tweet the event.

This Is The Best Hug In The History Of Liberal America

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama enjoyed a warm embrace with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday, as the commander in chief made his way into t...

This Badass Tattoo Takes Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom To New Levels

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long been a pop culture icon, her committed fanbase took their game to the next level this week. ...

David Lat's Supreme Ambitions Is a Fun and Entertaining Read

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

In his wonderfully entertaining first novel, Supreme Ambitions, Lat offers his readers an inside baseball view of the federal judiciary from the vantage point of a catcher's mitt.

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

How 2014 Was A Bad Year For Women But A Good Year For Feminism

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women

Women's rights advocates didn't have it easy this past year, what with the Hobby Lobby decision limiting birth control access, Missouri's Abortion Per...

America Has Lost Its Soul

Tim_Arnold | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Tim_Arnold

Are we the nation that will follow the lead of the peaceful protesters, reconsider our values and trumpet a new civil-rights era? Will newly-empowered Republicans support such a thing?

Silver Linings for Women in 2014

Lisa Maatz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.

Report: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Canceled Her 'New Republic' Subscription

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media

As if things weren't bad enough at The New Republic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has canceled her subscription, according to a report i...

Stop Complaining About 'Judicial Activism'

Evan Bernick | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

The SCOTUS confirmation process has been dominated by extended, fruitless discussions of the supposed scourge of "judicial activism." At a time when the government is claiming unprecedented authority over our lives, we should shift the focus to the judiciary's critical role in protecting our constitutional rights.

When It Comes To Pregnancy Discrimination, Equal Is Not The Same As Fair

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Nikki Gloudeman

While Young's case is currently experiencing a fever pitch of visibility, her story is far from an anomaly.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back On The Bench Following Heart Procedure

AP | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is questioning lawyers in Supreme Court arguments in her usual exacting fashion, five days after she h...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.28.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week news quiz and it will help you make more sense of the world.

Ginsburg Released From Hospital, Expected To Return To Work On Monday

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery...

Latest Surgery May Renew Debate Over Whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg Should Retire

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a known badass. At 81, she lifts weights, does pushups and revs up her heart rate on an elliptical glider...