The whole environment surrounding a woman's right to access a safe, legal abortion is premised on the assumption that women are not capable of making their own moral, religious, and ethical decisions without the intrusion and supervision of the government.
There is no question of rights here. Media Matters is fully within its rights to run ad campaigns against Limbaugh. They are exercising their right to free speech.
George Romney stood up to the GOP's right-wing extremists, including his party's presidential candidate, while his son trembles before the loutish Limbaugh. Though Mitt Romney may carry his father's DNA, he failed to inherit his father's spine.
If Rush Limbaugh was within his First Amendment rights to attack Sandra Fluke on the national airwaves, why wasn't Bill Maher within his rights to attack her from his platform?
Fueled by a heady bout of denial as practiced by an egomaniac, and cheered on by a fan base of enablers, Rush Limbaugh's Sandra Fluke saga is still generating national headlines on its 22nd day. How has the story of an AM talker's offensive chatter been able to sustain itself for so long?
Just as we will not be silenced when we are verbally attacked for speaking out, we will not go back to a society without the kind of health care for women that the Affordable Care Act provides.
It seems that politicians are now taking a page from Rush Limbaugh by claiming they are fighting absurdity with absurdity.
In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. The queries popping up over the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy has brought a question to my mind: What if Sandra Fluke were a woman of color?
Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.
Rush Limbaugh's personal name-calling of Sandra Fluke has ignited a firestorm of debate about the role of words in politics and in society. We all understand the power of his words.
Though the advertising boycott of Rush Limbaugh is significant for its size and scope, it will ultimately prove ineffectual in dislodging him from his commanding perch above the talk-radio world.
It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.
The issues that really are important to consumers -- jobs, education, the cost of a college education, health care -- are being overlooked in favor of substance-less, mudslinging attacks that don't address problems and don't provide plans.
As a community, we are beginning to stand up to the GOP assault on our families via their hyper-racialized "self deportation" policies. We need also to begin to vocalize on the other issues that directly affect our families' well being
The repercussions of Rush Limbaugh's truly ugly attacks on Susan Fluke won't be known until November. But if you remember 1982, there was a voter phenomenon, "The Bradley Effect," that has lingered in the public consciousness ever since, and may well come into play in 2012.
This Women's History Month marks the long-awaited emergence of a new post-Roe generation of women who are reframing the women's rights movement and discourse. March is, quite possibly, revealing the first stirrings of our own Women's Spring.