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Rip Van Romney

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.13.2012 | Comedy
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Which fairy tale character slept hundreds of years? Rip Van Winkle, right? Well, Mr. Winkle now has a political counterpart: Rip Van Romney. Rip Van...

The Election: The New Reality Show

Susan Berger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Susan Berger

Millions would not think of missing the Kardashian wedding or Real Housewives of New York reunion. But there is an even bigger reality to get engaged in.

Over Her Dead Body

Cristina Page | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

These days, Romney's promising to overturn Roe v. Wade. Indeed, he seems eager to reinstate those laws that drove his close relative to fatally take matters into her own hands.

Women Need to Remember the Real Mitt Romney on November 6

Nancy Keenan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

This election, voters will be faced with a clear choice: an administration that will protect women's privacy and personal health-care decisions, or one that allows politicians to make those choices for them.

'Daddy, Did You Really Trade My Reproductive Rights for a Tax Cut?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Decades from now, if the Republicans have their way, I can picture daughters of Republicans bluntly asking their fathers: "You traded my reproductive freedom for... a tax cut?"

Abortion: Raddatz Elicits VP and Ryan's Real, True, Unvarnished Positions

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Let's hear it for Martha Raddatz, the brilliantly skillful moderator of the vice-presidential debate: She got a clear yes from Rep. Paul Ryan to this question: "If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?"

Biden vs. Ryan

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Representative Paul Ryan has bragged about his ability to catch fish barehanded. However, in the debate he could not catch the vice president, whose lengthy experience with foreign policy and domestic issues worked in his favor.

Republican Truth Vs. Campaign Promise

Nancy Hipp | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Hipp

In the years since Roe v. Wade many Republican presidents have used the law in campaign pledges, calling to overturn it. These campaign pledges then quietly fade away after election day.

Women Must Vote Their Values in 2012

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

As women, we know how fragile our economic security is. And now, thanks to the right-wing Republican Party agenda, we know what it is like to see our personal freedoms come under fierce attack. We must be vigilant to what is happening to women in America.

Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

When the Republicans bring back actual "doctors" and send the "faith healers" back to where they belong, we Americans just might trust them again. Meanwhile we'll reelect our sane president.

Defending Our Rights All Over Again

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.15.2012 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

More women of my generation need to speak up, women who were there who had back alley abortions, who were around before birth control. Women who experienced the agonizing decision to terminate a pregnancy before and after they had the choice to do so! I can't believe we are still talking about this.

Abortion: What the Bible Says (And Doesn't Say)

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

It's hard to ask biblical texts the modern question, "when does human life begin?" because the Bible has a very different understanding of human reproduction.

What Jessica Simpson Has to Do with You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When we're all preoccupied with achieving the perfect body (or getting our body back) or waxing ourselves hairless or learning how to create this season's smoky eye, who has the energy to deal with stuff that matters? Who has the time to remember there is stuff that matters?

The Akin Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.

Women's Wrongs: Todd Akin and the GOP

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Ruzan Sarwar

I'd like to say thank you to people like Rep. Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee, and the numerous GOPers for making me understand how important it is to be vocal about equality and choices, about what is right, and what is progress.

Jason Cherkis

Ryan On Abortion Exception In 2000: 'Wide Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Toward the start of his career in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made extreme statements about whether abortions should be allowed in...

There Is Something Wrong With This Picture

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What is so amazing to me is that people like Todd Akin, and other men who preach the civic virtue of limited government in the private lives of citizens, seem all too willing to insert government into the most intimate private lives of women.

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Founder Of Anti-Abortion March Dies

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nellie Gray, the founder and chief organizer of an annual anti-abortion march in Washington and a leader in efforts to overturn the...

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

Controversial Abortion Law's Fate In Hands Of GOP-Appointed Judge

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the const...

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

Judge Confirmed Over Conservative Objections

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Arizona Supreme Court justice was confirmed as a U.S. appellate judge Tuesday, despite complaints from conservatives that he inf...

The War on Contraception: It's Time to Take Sides

Cristina Page | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

This election year, we will decide, in dramatic fashion, the degree of access Americans, particularly the most vulnerable, will have to family planning.

Bill Clinton Battles for Wisconsin Democracy, and Hillary Would Too

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The most corrupted special interests of the nation are pouring money into Wisconsin to support Scott Walker, but if the people who care about the country care enough to vote, the good people can still triumph over the dirty money in Wisconsin.