December 11, 2013 - 9:59 am
The Koch brothers are pressuring members of Congress not to vote for the federal budget deal worked out by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan.
December 10, 2013 - 11:20 am
As much of the world took a collective pause to express appreciation for the man who came to personify the struggle for human rights and racial justice in South Africa, the right-wing base that now fuels the Republican Party erupted in consternation and condemnation.
November 30, 2013 - 11:43 pm
In his defense of the faceless poor, the pope misses the fact that women are more likely than men to be in poverty—because of the very kind of structural inequality that his church models for the world as an image of holiness.
November 21, 2013 - 11:37 pm
Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a UN treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?
November 20, 2013 - 10:19 am
“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.
November 12, 2013 - 6:10 pm
Actually, 87 percent of Americans think interracial marriage is just fine.
November 7, 2013 - 9:31 pm
With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization—after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.
November 6, 2013 - 12:56 pm
It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.
November 5, 2013 - 11:27 am
The assault had been years, even decades, in the making. But three years ago, a Supreme Court case, the U.S. Census, and anti-Obama backlash set the course for the arsonists who trained their flame-throwers on women’s fundamental freedoms.
October 30, 2013 - 7:41 pm
The glitchy rollout of Obamacare offered plenty of fodder for Republicans who oppose the bill. But what most will remember from Wednesday’s House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.