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War on Women

A War on Women

Lauren Hersh | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Hersh

There is a war on women and we can no longer afford to classify this gender-based violence as "random and isolated.

The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

Abortion Waiting Periods Are an Insult to Women

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Do right-wingers believe women need extra time to think about important decisions because they are: a) emotional, b) easily distracted, or c) old-fashioned dumb. Specifically, I'm thinking about what happened this week in the Show Me State.

How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

Robert Reich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

As the sputtering economy casts more and more women into near poverty, they can't get the health care they need.

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.

Friday Talking Points - Our 4/20 Acronym Contest Challenge

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we've noted, 2014 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for marijuana reform. The Colorado and Washington experiments are proceeding apace, and the only real question people are asking is "which state will be next?"

What Every Woman Should Know About Arizona's Latest Abortion Politics

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Women face many challenges in our lives that are uniquely related to our reproductive systems, something callous lawmakers exploit for political purposes that have nothing to do with real concern for women.

Meet The Spiritual Forefather Of Conservatives' War On Women

Salon | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

The late Charles Keating, who died last week at the age of 90, is remembered primarily for his role in the savings-and-loan crisis of the 1980s, as a ...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

Free EPT Tests in Alaskan Bars... Because Birth Control Is Irresponsible

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The senator thinks women who use birth control are doing so to be irresponsible. How is that even possible? Controlling your fertility is the most fiscally and morally responsible thing you can do as a woman.

Friday Talking Points -- Breaking News! Well... Not Really.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

Laura Bassett

Mitch McConnell Urges Senate To Pass Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he wants the Senate to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks o...

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

'Don't Fear the Patriarchy, Girls -- Just Keep Your Panties On!'

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Rob Brooks

Mark Regnerus and the Austin Institute want the suppression of female sexuality back, and they want it back badly. Women, they argue, should be doing it for their sisters. Now, how far they want to wind the clock back they haven't stated.

Kathleen Willey Talks of Hillary's "War on Women"...But Is Willey Credible? Read "the Untold Story"

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Time may be on Willey's side. It's difficult, after all, to remember details of a controversy that happened over 20 years ago. Is Willey truly a credible commentator on Hillary Clinton's potential presidency?

GOP War on Women Gets a New Host

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Far Right loves to get all heebety-jeebety upset about how Democrats say there is a Republican War on Women. Wherever would they get that idea? How dare they?

Kate Sheppard

CPAC Confirmed Speakers List Includes 22 Men, 3 Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a major annual gathering for the conservative movement, starts next Thursday. And w...

Republican Men Still Can't Figure Out How To Define These 'Women' Things

Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Last week, Virginia state Sen. Steve Martin (R) referred to pregnant women as "hosts," in what he claimed was a reaction to a Valentine's Day card fro...

Friday Talking Points -- From Russian Panties To Animal Skulls

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have a running theme this week: the utter and complete failure of the Republican Party's vaunted "outreach" to certain groups of Americans who have been voting against them in droves.

A Very Short Memo to the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The majority of voters (women) don't want a female presidential candidate attacked for something her husband did almost 20 years ago that has nothing to do with her credentials, track record, ability, and yes, ambition.

Getting All Randy

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

As I've written often, today's Republican Party has a tactic that they use regularly -- find your own weakness and level the same charge against Democrats.