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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

While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a branch of NOW is currently petitioning Party Chair...
More work, less pay, longer hours, slimmer chances to advance; the message is coming up: the place of struggle is the workplace, but it...
Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.
The GOP presidential campaign is flat-out lying about Obama’s welfare record, and it’s working like a charm.
Todd Akin, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan all have me thinking of June Jordan’s great “Poem about My Rights.”
The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?
Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a class action suit that accuses him of racism in law enforcement. Is Arpaio the only problem...
If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?