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The Christian right's comeback has been fueled by Bush Administration grants.

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."

Blogs

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Surely there's no harm in giving someone a compliment?

November 17, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014