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Laura Flanders

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Contributing Writer

Contributing writer Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a daily talk show for people who want to do more than talk. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians  (Penguin Press, 2007). A regular contributor on MSNBC, Flanders has appeared on shows from Real Time with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor. Flanders is the editor of At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-whiteness of the New Republican Right… and Why we Should Take it Seriously (October 2010, OR books). For more information, go to LauraFlanders.com or GRITtv.org.

Articles

News and Features

A new campaign unites caregivers and care-receivers with a revolutionary vision.

With draconian laws like Georgia’s HB 87 hitting women especially hard, women’s groups are taking up the fight for immigrants’ rights.

The independent candidate discusses Obama, healthcare, and why the heck he's running.

Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.


SAVE YOUR CONFEDERATE MONEY...

Manchester, NJ

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

This article was adapted from Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso). Check www.lauraflanders.com for book-tour information.

Blogs

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made...
Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, makes history as a newly-elected member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council....
We’ll march for jobs as well we should, but where do I line up for the march for leisure?
Juror B37 told CNN that fear in the “heat of the moment” made the shooting of Martin an act of self-defense. But Ziimmerman...
SONG, Southerners on New Ground, reacted to the decisions from the Supreme Court this week by releasing what they call their ‘love...
AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.
What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair...
The name of one Chicago business-turned-cooperative reflects burgeoning possibilities for the American labor movement.