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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

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

A conversation with the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

With a new play, Emotional Creature, and big plans for V-Day 2013, the activist playwright reaches for new heights. 

Una nueva organización une a prestadores y destinatarios de cuidados domiciliarios para personas mayores o discapacitadas, bajo una perspectiva revolucionaria.

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

Blogs

 What I learned from health care weekend: who gets arrested, who gets media coverage, and who can actually get bills passed.
Just how many saved lives does he have to oppose before Stupak's stripped of the term "pro-life" once and for all?
 Non-news led the news at the Times when Petraeus met the Armed Services Committee.
  Raising chickens isn't the key to feminist liberation. But women's security just might be key to ending hunger.
 What Tim Geithner should be getting credit for, it seems to me, is that Lehman Brothers report -- well, not the report, but the cover...
 At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics?
 There were grumblings from all corners of the AFL-CIO at its winter meeting in Orlando recently. "Disappointment", "...
 This is what must make it hard for people working inside the Obama administration. No sooner does the White House start talking up...