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Sitting alone in a classroom at a Catholic all-boys high school this weekend (don't ask), I passed the time by browsing through the health textbooks stacked on the window sill.

When she was 30, Mónica M. fled her violent husband, taking her two small children and only the clothes on her back. But leaving did not solve her problems.

To describe the election results of November 2 as a setback for LGBT rights is an understatement.

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Mag

Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.

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.

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Ann-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in The Atlantic is devoid of tools for real change, but at least it starts a conversation.

June 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them. 

June 20, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

On the third anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s death, let’s honor his memory by trusting women.

May 31, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012