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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

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.

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.

Blogs

  While the Obama administration's getting serious about healthcare reform, it's time for a rather pointed reading comprehension test...
  President Obama said in Cairo this week that he sought a new beginning in US relations with the Muslim world, and a relationship...
  OK, let's get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some ...
  When a person who has been targeted before is murdered, as Dr. George Tiller was, there are a lot of what ifs. What if,...
  It will be an historic occasion when Sonia Sotomayor takes her seat. Assuming she's confirmed, she'll be the first woman of color...
The nation's for profit health insurers are out to scuttle anything within the Obama healthcare plan that might be in any way public. One...
  Beltway journalists seem finally to have a found a torture story they like. Mind you, not the one about the Bush/Cheney White House...
  The results of the Treasury Department's touted "stress tests" are out – and so far the result is a call for massive...