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Framing the Sotomayor Debate

President Obama has made a Supreme Court pick that couldn’t be more different from Harriet Miers — a candidate with such a strong judicial record and empathetic stance that it’s been hard for many in the Right to establish a coherent argument in her opposition.

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Progressive Catholics Are Finally Being Heard

As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.

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Obama’s White House Women’s and Girls’ Council Is Coming

President Obama will officially create a White House Council on Women and Girls tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11. But don’t call it a symbolic gesture – this has the potential to be way more than that.

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Sexonomics

The media discussions over the inclusion, and then exclusion, of contraception funds in the stimulus package ignored actual experts. And the fact that family planning has profound economic benefits.

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President Obama and the Future of Women’s Health

Along with the rest of the country eagerly anticipating the inauguration of Barack Obama, the majority of American women will be reveling in the fact that those who wanted to curb a woman’s right to choose didn’t make it to the Oval Office.

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Not-So-Harmonic Convergence: Do Obama and Warren Agree on Development?

Do Obama and Warren really agree on international development?

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Roundup: Far Right Smears Distort and Distract, Kentucky Accepts Abstinence-only Funds

Far right ‘infanticide’ smear proved baseless but may still work as meaningless distraction of voters, as intended; Kentucky accepts federal abstinence-only funds; AIDS claims more rural, black, female populations in Georgia.

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Roundup: Pro-Choice GOPer, Hagee on Katrina, V-Day

NJ has a pro-choice GOP candidate, McCain distances himself from Hagee and new thoughts on HIV prevention.

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Roundup: Courts, Contraception and Campaigns

McCain’s judges preference, Feministing on anti-contraception and men railing against Obama’s pro-woman stances.

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The Nation: Race to the Bottom

Betsy Reed’s new Nation cover story, Race to the Bottom, is a blast of cold invigorating air in a campaign season that’s become torpid.

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