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Sexism in the Midterms: Politicians Win, Women Lose

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.

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The Year of the Republican Woman? Not Really

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?

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What’s With Republicans and Phone Sex?

Sure are an awful lot of “wrong numbers” hanging around the Republican Party these days.

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What Republicans Think About Gays, Contraception & Women

Markos Moulitsas over at Daily Kos has just released the results of a poll he had conducted by Research 2000 of over 2,000 self-identified Republicans.The poll contains lots of interesting information about what “self-identified” Republicans apparently think.

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Mark Sanford, George Tiller, and the Politics of Hypocrisy

Charging fallen politicians with hypocrisy fundamentally misses the point that has been in dispute during the culture wars.

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Sotomayor, Race and Gender: An Abortion Debate by Proxy

Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.

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Roundup: GOP Unveils Health Care Plan

GOP introduces plan for health care reform; more perspectives on the Gallup poll; Texas sex ed bill fails.

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Patients’ Rights Suddenly “Sacred” to Scared GOP

Meet the newest defender of reproductive rights: GOP strategist and health care reform opponent Dr. Frank I. Luntz.

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Switching Sides: Arlen Spector Says Republicans Have Moved Too Far To The Right

Calling out the Republican party for their overly conservative leanings, Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania decides to become a Democrat.

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Bobby Jindal: Taking Us Backwards

When I think about the often traumatic health experiences we South Asian women have, I stop feeling the love for Jindal.

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