Many Chicago activists are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign after the long-delayed release of a video showing a police officer killing a Black teenager. Hillary Clinton has not joined the call.
The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.
Kathleen Sebelius clearly upheld restrictions on emergency contraception as a naked political move, but it wasn’t even smart politics. Young women, a big voting bloc for Democrats, are insulted and will likely be demoralized by this decision.
Sexism was a successful strategy in this election – for male Democrats and Republicans. The only group for which it didn’t work so well was women.
Yes, we’ve heard over and over again about the Republican women running for office because of the O’Donnell gaffes and Angle embarrassments. But what do the numbers say?
There is no opportunity to change hearts and minds when social progressives ignore or avoid the toughest issues. And in failing to take these issues on, we also fail to improve access to contraception, medically accurate sex education, pre- and post-natal care, birthing options, child care, paid family leave, and so much more.
In all the fuss over Stupak-Pitts, the fact that both houses of Congress removed mandated coverage not only for contraception, but also STD counseling and pelvic exams went largely unnoticed.
As part of health care reform, Democrats vow to ban the practice of denying health insurance coverage to victims of domestic violence.
Reports of the death of the public option were greatly exaggerated. In fact, Democrats now have a chance to move further to the left. Also, can reproductive choice help reverse climate change?
Lindsay Beyerstein’s exclusive interview with Dr. Howard Dean, former chair of the DNC and 2004 presidential hopeful, about the prospects of passing health care reform.