On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch
Feb01

On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time, with all the flair of a reality show impresario. And this time, as Dahlia Lithwick notes – it wasn’t a mere distraction: The atrocity you witnessed Tuesday night—the president of the United States setting it up to appear as though he was summoning in two esteemed jurists for a Bachelor-style rose ceremony in prime time—isn’t...

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Fourth of July Leftover News
Jul05

Fourth of July Leftover News

We’re still savoring our Fourth of July leftovers: grilled veggies and meats… and news items we weren’t able to get to until now… … Like this Ms. Magazine blog post commemorating the century that has passed since women in New York launched their suffrage campaign. The right to vote did not come easily, and as we have learned over the last ten days, it can be eroded and even lost in an instant — so...

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The GOP’s Mansplaining Problem
Jun28

The GOP’s Mansplaining Problem

Whoever coined the term “mansplaining” is a genius. We’re hoping to see it on one of those “new word of the year” lists that get published annually. Our adoration of Wendy Davis is unabated, leading some of her fans to show their admiration in unique ways… like finding her pink running shoes on Amazon and writing some pretty funny rave reviews. We may even use this “Filabuster” pun on...

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SCOTUS Rulings, Climate Change and Standing with Wendy Davis
Jun26

SCOTUS Rulings, Climate Change and Standing with Wendy Davis

We had a lively discussion on this week’s MOMochat podcast — to be expected moments after SCOTUS ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act, during a week when EVERYTHING is happening at once. (And OMG – it’s only Wednesday!) But Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills were especially excited by last night’s marathon Texas filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis, who managed to keep the legislature’s...

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SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act
Jun25

SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act

Whoever said that news slows down in the summer did not anticipate a week like this one. Let’s begin with the Supreme Court, which issued a decision this morning that gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act. Those of you who remember your history lessons already know that this isn’t the first Court that has chipped away at rights established by Congress. We linked to a heartbreaking NPR report today on how Jim Crow laws came...

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