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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do Obama and Warren really agree on international development?
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.
NJ has a pro-choice GOP candidate, McCain distances himself from Hagee and new thoughts on HIV prevention.
McCain’s judges preference, Feministing on anti-contraception and men railing against Obama’s pro-woman stances.
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.