As the news media scrambles to dramatize the government’s level of surveillance on U.S. soil, I MUST ask, where was the media when the Patriot Act was passed? Or when the provisions added to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allow detention of US Citizens without charge or counsel?
And Congress, why have you spent so much time voting to affirm “In God We Trust” (the cold war answer to E Pluribus Unum) instead of looking at things like this? I must laugh or I will cry. And you? Let's talk about this here, and today on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN, 12 Noon Pacific, http://tobtr.com/s/4841111,
Judge Edward Korman tonight approved the Obama Administration’s plan to make emergency contraception (EC) available over the counter, a necessary step required by the court in the ongoing saga to make a simple, effective, and safe method of...
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced Friday that he expects to sign the state’s budget into law, including a new rule that will allow him to decide on a case-by-case basis whether Medicaid funds will be used to reimburse for abortion services when...
WASHINGTON — A two-star general who commands U.S. Army forces in Japan has been suspended from his duties for allegedly failing to report or properly investigate an allegation of sexual assault, the Army said Friday.
In an online discussion group recently, I was told that women did not play “significant” roles in the past. That’s a pretty sweeping statement. It’s also a fairly reductive one. Part of the problem is that the women of previous centuries are often invisible beside their menfolk; the further you go back, the less their voices can be heard.
In the New York Times on Wednesday, Joshua Lang took a detailed look at the work of demographer Diana Greene Foster, who has spent close to five years studying what happens to women who are denied abortions.
On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion law that could threaten to close three out of the five clinics in the state from going into effect July 1.
If Republicans had hopes of shoring up their credibility with women voters ahead of the midterm congressional elections, today’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee may have just dashed them, especially when Rep.
The Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Carl Levin, has just voted down an amendment championed by Kirsten Gillibrand which would have stripped from the chain of command the decisions on prosecuting sexual assaults in the military.
The battle lines that have been drawn on the issue of what to do about sexual assault in the armed forces between those on the side of the Pentagon who don't want fundamental reform and do not want to take this outside of the chain of command versus an insurgent group of senators, led by Senator Gillibrand, who do. Senator Barbara Boxer of California joins Chris Hayes on the setbacks as well as the positive developments.
Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception? Think again. Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control.
A misreading of the verdict in a strange and upsetting Texas case has gone viral, since Gawker claimed: “Texas Says It’s OK to Shoot an Escort If She Won’t Have Sex With You.” Texas law does not say that, and the jury didn’t say that either.
"Many people assume all veterans have access to health coverage through the Department of Veterans Affairs, but that's not the case," says Andy Hyman. "Expanding Medicaid will go a long way toward ensuring that those who put their lives on the line for our country have access to the health care they need and deserve." According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, a quarter-million uninsured vets will miss out on Medicaid expansion. Which states will adopt and which will not? Take a closer look.http://ow.ly/ltQZb