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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 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.

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

Blogs

The House passed its version of health-care legislation Saturday night by a vote of 220 to 215 after the approval of an amendment which...
One week before Election Day, the special election to fill a vacant House seat in New York's North Country is heating up. It's a three-way...
  "Deadliest bombs since '07 shatter Iraqi Complexes. Key Government Sites. Synchronized car blast kill more than 130 --...
An attention grab that held millions of Americans transfixed. A story that seemed to be about life in the balance. It dominated the...
Months ago, a former chief economist at the IMF called it mind control. Talking to Simon Johnson of the Atlantic Monthly, he explained that...
  The G20 summit wrapped up in Pittsburgh Friday with pledges but little punch. Except in the streets. On climate change, world...
  Continuing the GOP's attack on the poor people's organizing group ACORN, the House and Senate -- by wide margins -- have voted to...
    Wangari Maathai makes the relationship between needs and wars so clear that even the Nobel committee (which awarded her the...