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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Promotes Discrimination on MLK Day

State Rep. Gordon Denlinger is circulating a co-sponsorship memo seeking support in his effort to amend the state constitution from punishing a person or employer for making any kind of discriminatory decision.

State Rep. Gordon Denlinger is circulating a co-sponsorship memo seeking support in his effort to amend the state constitution from punishing a person or employer for making any kind of discriminatory decision.

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Marital Status Doesn’t Cause Poverty—Not Having Money Does

Poverty is caused by not having enough money. This should be obvious, but clearly it needs to be said more often.

Conservatives have been turning up the volume on the irrational, unevidenced claim that poverty is caused by not being married. In reality, poverty is caused by not having enough money. This should be obvious, but it clearly needs to be said more often.

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Four Insurance Companies Accused of Widespread Sex Discrimination

In a series of complaints, the National Women's Law Center claims four insurance companies are charging women more for long-term care policies, and states are complicit in the discrimination.

In a series of complaints, the National Women’s Law Center claims four insurance companies are charging women more for long-term care policies, and states are complicit in the discrimination.

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Dylan Byers and the Scourge of Privileged Defensiveness

People in positions of privilege frequently have blind spots for the work, achievements, and culture of people who are different than them.

Byers’ response to Ta-Nehisi Coates calling Melissa Harris-Perry “America’s foremost public intellectual” illustrates an important problem: People in positions of privilege frequently have blind spots for the work, achievements, and culture of people who are different than them.

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Texas Health Services Cherry-Picks Its Facts in Codifying State’s Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

"Protestors sing 'we're not gonna take it' after Governor Perry signed HB 2 into law.

Texas’ Department of State Health Services relied on cherry-picked facts and unsubstantiated rumors when it explained its reasoning behind the codification of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Catholic Bishops’ Allies Dominate Hearing on Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill

Helen M. Alvaré, Susan Wood, and Richard Doerflinger.

The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.

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Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

Tryon Palace, a colonial governor’s residence in New Bern, North Carolina.

Erasing plantations from the landscape or simply lambasting them doesn’t get rid of slavery; it just rids us of its most uncomfortable and most visible symbols.

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Senate Moves Closer to Vote on Unemployment Extension

When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they're not out of the woods yet.

When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they’re not out of the woods yet.

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Fifth Circuit Judges Hear Arguments on Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers' claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.

Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers’ claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.

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Ani DiFranco’s Epic Fail: Reflections on Nottoway Plantation

America's history of racialized slavery distilled the essence of patriarchy, and formed the roots of American rape culture. So why do famous white feminists fail to get it?

America’s history of racialized slavery distilled the essence of patriarchy, and formed the roots of American rape culture. So why do famous white feminists fail to get it?

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