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Pelosi On Hillary 2016: “She’s Magnificent!”

More buzz for the potential first female president of the United States.

 

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Without Millions of Dollars in Wealth, Chronic Illness Can Destroy a Family. Does Mitt Romney Understand This? And Does He Care?

The Romney campaign is out with a new ad talking about Ann Romney’s Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and her ‘soul mate’ Mitt’s reaction and subsequent handling of her chronic illness. Unfortunately it doesn’t say a word about what ‘President’ Romney would do for people with the illness. Not. One. Single. Word.

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Media and Politicians Reject “Women’s Issues,” but Voters Don’t

As women continue to be the swing voters come 2012, the media and candidates overlook them at their peril.

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New Networked Feminism Just Like the Old Networked Feminism: Organize or Die.

Back in the day, we talked and connected and networked to get organized. Today, led by my younger sisters, we are doing just the same. We didn’t “chit and chat.” We organized against the abuses of power, just as we do today. This is the best history report I could imagine reading during women’s history month. Let’s keep writing this report.

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Who, Me? Limbaugh Regrets Not Slurring American Women With a Better Euphemism for Slut

Rush Limbaugh “apologizes” for his tirades against Sandra Fluke by suggesting that the only real problem is that he didn’t use better euphemisms when accusing 99 percent of American women of being sexually deviant because they use contraception.

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Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects While Obsessing About Birth Control

Republicans denouncing the requirement that female employees have access to birth control as part of their health benefits use “religious freedom” as their focal point, but completely ignore the church teachings they don’t agree with. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both wear their faith on their sleeves, but are hypocritical in picking and choosing when they wish to listen to the bishops.

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Religious Freedom? Let the Chimes of Freedom Ring

Those of us who revere the constitution and the individual right to exercise freedom of religion enabled by the separation of church and state must stop the mass media procession that is now engaged in a responsive reading from the archbishop’s hymnal. These sounds you hear are not the chimes of freedom.

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Reproductive Rights on the Brink as Roe Turns 39

Bait-and-switch tactics by conservative politicians threaten to further undermine the protections of the Supreme Court’s seminal abortion rights case.

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The Problematic Framing of Abortion as an Issue of Privacy

One key reason for the success of state legislatures in restricting women’s right to choose might be that the fight over abortion in the United States historically has been framed as an issue of privacy. And the right to privacy offers poor protection for what is also an issue of life, health, and—above all—discrimination.

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Even After the Primary, New Hampshire Women Are Watching…And They’re Concerned

While the eyes of Americans across the country watch New Hampshire, the eyes of New Hampshire women (and the men who care about them) are looking at the candidates’ positions on the issues that directly affect us: women’s health.

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