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The ‘Woman Card’ Brings a Wealth of Disadvantages

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, the notion that women are more privileged than men has serious traction: Thirty-eight percent of all men, and 34 percent of all white Americans believe that a candidate’s femaleness is a trump card (no pun intended).

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE


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Punish Women Over Abortions, Mr. Trump? They Already Are Being Punished.

The candidate’s comment—which his campaign was quick to disavow—aligns with the right-wing offensive to put the procedure out of reach and expose women to prosecution.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 READ MORE



Antonin Scalia’s Death Bolsters the Hopes of Abortion-Rights Forces

Before the passing of the hard-right justice created the possibility of a dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, there was fear that Roe v. Wade would be undercut in a pending case. Now beleaguered rights proponents are looking to Justice Anthony Kennedy to swing the ideologically divided bench their way.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE



Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt









Posted on Jan 31, 2016 ENLARGE



Everything You Need to Know About the Planned Parenthood Videos

A reading guide to the Planned Parenthood videos and what has happened since their release last summer.

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TRAPping Access to Safe, Legal Abortions

The same week a Houston grand jury found no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood in an abortion-related case, a documentary came out about states’ increasing use of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers laws, which result in the closure of women’s health clinics.

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 READ MORE


Fake ID









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Texas Grand Jury Turns Tables on Anti-Abortion Group Behind Misleading Planned Parenthood Videos

In a surprise move, a Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood wrapped up on Monday by issuing several indictments not to the women’s healthcare provider, but to two of the anti-abortion activists who had prompted the investigation.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Members of Unions and Progressive Groups Back Sanders. When the Chiefs Pick, Clinton Gets the Nod.

Every major union or progressive group that let its members decide the organization’s endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has selected Bernie Sanders, while all of Hillary Clinton’s major endorsements have come from groups in which the leadership decides.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced in the U.S. in 2015

A new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights also reveals that 47 bills aimed at shutting down abortion clinics or making it extremely difficult for women to obtain abortion services were passed in 2015.

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Accused Planned Parenthood Killer Tells Court He’s a ‘Warrior for the Babies’

The courtroom remarks of the suspected killer in a recent attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic confirm that—contrary to the feelings of some conservatives—violent, disaffected Americans need no help from Islam to commit acts of terror.

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 7, 2015 ENLARGE



Republican-Dominated Senate Passes Assault on Obamacare and Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would cripple Barack Obama’s signature health care law and Planned Parenthood.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



The Common Denominator in Mass Shootings: Guns

Until our society recognizes that death comes from a gun, the list of place names that recently added Colorado Springs and San Bernardino will have no end.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘It’s Happening Too F**king Much’: Larry Wilmore Addresses San Bernardino Shooting

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The “Nightly Show” host puts jokes aside at the top of the Wednesday episode to discuss the mass murder and its aftermath, events that were still unfolding as the program was being taped.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Dec 2, 2015 ENLARGE



Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates Is Just Plain Despicable

Hate crimes will never be eliminated entirely. But this doesn’t absolve the politicians who have been fueling hatefulness.

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 READ MORE


Horn of Plenty









Posted on Nov 29, 2015 ENLARGE



Top 10 Differences Between White Terrorists and Others (Video)

For one, white terrorists are called “gunmen” while other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 READ MORE



Abortion Clinics, White Christian Terrorism and GOP Candidates

Americans are more at risk from violence by armed white Christian fanatics than they ever were from Muslims.

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 READ MORE



GOP Debate Mendacity Shocks Even the Conservatives

For people who so often accuse Hillary Clinton of lying, the Republican presidential candidates seem to feel perfectly free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will. Unsurprisingly, that is just what several of them were caught doing in their free-for-all CNBC debate.

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 21, 2015 ENLARGE



‘We Are Not Ashamed’: How Abortion Providers Are Pushing Back Against Stigma and Intimidation

“It is time for all of us to stand up and say what we do is good,” says the director of the Allentown Women’s Center in Bethlehem, Pa., one of the many independent providers speaking up for the social value of abortion care—without apology.

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE



Clinton Wins, Sanders Scores

The front-runner had several victories in the debate, but Sanders has widened our political horizons: For the first time in the modern political era, Americans got to watch leaders of a mainstream party debate the relative merits of capitalism and democratic socialism.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE


Planned Parenthood









Posted on Oct 5, 2015 ENLARGE


Deception vs. Conception









Posted on Oct 5, 2015 ENLARGE



5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE


Planned Parenthood ‘Hearing’









Posted on Oct 3, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 ENLARGE



Congressional Republicans’ Planned Parenthood Summit Went as Poorly as You’d Think It Would

In a five-hour special session devoted to a problem they’d engineered, congressional GOP members put on a show of righteous indignation as they attempted to make the case for pulling federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE



Why the Republican Assault on Planned Parenthood Is Morally Wrong and Economically Stupid

It is rife with with lies and distortions, and may even lead to a government shutdown.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE



U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The GOP-led bill, passed Friday on a 241-187 vote, would strip the women’s health-care provider of its funding for contraception, pap smears and testing for sexually transmitted infections unless it ceases performing abortions. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto any bill that blocks funding to the group.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE



Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Why We Must Fight the Attack on Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, right-wing extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to try to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of women’s health care and family planning services.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE



Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women’s Issues

Sanders understands that women’s struggles can’t be compartmentalized into issue silos. That’s why he has long eschewed counterfeit gestures of “gender diversity” in favor of genuine social equality.

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE



Women’s Health Services Take a Hit in Attack on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been enduring a reinvigorated assault from the right of late, and once again, because all the services of the women’s health organization are being filed under the heading of “abortion,” the whole “women’s health” aspect is overshadowed. Guess who loses?

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 ENLARGE


False Witness









Posted on Aug 5, 2015 ENLARGE


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren’s Furious Response to Republicans Who Are Trying to Roll Back Women’s Rights

“Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s?” began the Massachusetts senator’s angry address to her Republican colleagues on the Senate floor Monday.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Democrats Block Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding as Group Faces One of Its Biggest Crises

Planned Parenthood and its allies are defending its practices, including the group’s fetal tissue program, after undercover videos about the tissue transfers gave conservatives a handy excuse to try and “purge” the nonprofit organization’s federal funding.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE



Sen. Rand Paul Will ‘Try to Force a Vote’ to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Republican presidential contender said Sunday that he will continue his effort to cut federal funding for the nonprofit women’s health group over a dispute regarding the treatment of aborted fetal tissue.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE


LISTEN: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Iran, America’s Work Ethic and Fetal Tissue for Sale

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief tells the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists that President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is a good step. Also, Jeb Bush tells Americans they need to work longer hours to improve the economy, and Planned Parenthood comes under fire for an undercover video showing a physician talking about the sale of aborted fetal tissue for research.

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights

The dramatic reversals this month of anti-gay laws in Indiana and Arkansas may offer a path for the pro-abortion-rights movement. The lesson from the LGBT community is clear: Find new allies and make noise. Lots more noise.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE



Surprise! GOP Finds a Way to Work Anti-Abortion Language Into Human Trafficking Bill

Senate Republicans have clearly decided of late to slip unrelated language into drafts of proposed bills moving through the legislative process.

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 READ MORE


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