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Many viewers
were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W.
Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to
the Dred Scott case.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

The strange story of the Herati shelter girls shows the limits of "liberation."

Since when are women--51 percent of the population--a special interest?

Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn't easy. Social conservatives condemn your "homosexual lifestyle," while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

Bush keeps claiming to represent "normal" Americans at the expense of "the other."

One of the things that drive me nuts is that people always say that one in two American marriages ends in divorce. This isn't exactly true.

Blogs

This Dr. King Day, it’s worth remembering that three years ago, a chorus of voices called on the administration to disperse stimulus funds with a view specifically to racial justice. The Kirwan Institute, the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union and others urged the administration to build justice goals into the recovery—not so as to exclude anyone but because racial (and gender) injustice had made the crisis possible. 

January 16, 2012

Outing Newt and Mitt’s black fathers, praying for Obama's death and “stomping” transgender people.

January 13, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

Did you assume the politicization of science was gone with the Bush administration and the reality-based community was back in charge? Think again.

December 8, 2011

The FDA made the right decision on EC—and Obama rejected it.

December 8, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

New Israeli ads portray American Jews as ignorant lost souls. 

December 1, 2011

Two weeks after Mississippi's infamous  "personhood" amendment was soundly defeated, anti-abortion activists have revived the legislation in Virginia and Colorado.

November 22, 2011