Tag Archives: women’s rights

The etymology of “beazel”

I’d wanted to write last night about Donald Trump’s ever-changing position on mandatory background checks for gun sales, and the pathetic way in which he publicly grovels at the feet of the NRA, but, when I saw that one of my favorite films, Preston Sturges’s delightfully thoughtful 1941 screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels, was going to […]

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Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

Today, the first day of the 116th Congress, is noteworthy not just because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have taken back control of the House, where they’re already talking about things like addressing climate change, protecting those with preexisting conditions, and rebuilding the working class, but because a record number of Representatives in this year’s […]

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In their final seconds as a party, the Republicans attempt to push Brett Kavanaugh over the goal line

The above photo, inspired by Margret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, was taken this morning, outside the Senate chamber where Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was being held… Kavanaugh, as I suspect all of you likely know by this point, would represent the deciding vote on the bench on any number of issues, […]

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I was going to post something completely different tonight, but here’s Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.” Here is Oprah’s full speech accepting the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/x2siib4WZI — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2018

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What the John Conyers case tells us about how sexual predators are treated in Congress

Late last week the Washington Post added a little more fuel to the “Jesus Christ, Men Really Suck” bonfire when they reported that Congress’s Office of Compliance has paid out approximately $17 million over the past 20 years in unreported settlements to 264 federal employees, many of whom, you can be sure, collected those settlements […]

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