Confirmation hearings for Eric Holder, nominated to be Attorney General in the Obama Administration, were originally planned on a fast-track. Women’s rights and civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate for swift confirmation.
But Republicans leaders say "not so fast."
Most of the public debate on Obama’s selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his opposition to gay rights, his “good works” on poverty and global AIDS, and Obama’s promise to “disagree without being disagreeable.” This advocate struggles with “getting to yes.”
Reproductive rights and gay rights are inextricably linked. Will the California Supreme Court’s decision today to hear a case challenging Proposition 8 (the anti-gay marriage amendment) help unify activists even more?
An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.
Win the framing war, win the argument: It makes liberals squirmy, but it’s true. Our Netroots Nation panelists talked about how we need to argue forcefully that anti-choicers do not have a monopoly on American values but actually oppose them.
Katha Pollitt says women would have to be insane to vote for McCain, Planned Parenthood’s new growth strategy, Mail-order birth control.
McCain, Obama stepping up efforts to win womens’ vote, 100 House members add birth control measure to war funding bill, Debating the meaning of feminism.
William Saletan lets pregnant women in on a secret: ultrasounds reveal the mystery of what's growing in there.
Our illustrious Democratic candidates debated last night. Predictably all opposed the Supreme Court ruling but where are the proactive strategies for ensuring women's reproductive rights?