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More than twice as many women are running for Congress in 2018 compared to 2016 20.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 -- in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.
Present and past Coloradan lawmakers honored for their trailblazing roles as Hispanic women in legislature 18.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
House Speaker Crisanta Duran and former state legislator Polly Baca were honored at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Saturday
A look at what's still alive, likely dead at the Capitol 17.2.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year's 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly moving bills out of the Senate and House ahead of unveiling their supplemental budget proposals....
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Turning classic noir inside-out: Laura Lippman's 'Sunburn' 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When you think of noir fiction — the erotic, morally ambiguous crime stories popularized in the first half of the 20th century — which authors come to mind? Noir geeks might cite Jim Thompson’s “The Killer Inside Me” or Cornell Woolrich’s “The Bride Wore Black,” but the forerunner and best known...

Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes 15.2.2018 AP National
Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception....
Forget Trump; Republicans Are The Problem Now 15.2.2018 Crooks Liars
It’s Political Messaging 101: You can’t beat Trump by talking about him all the time. We should be talking about our economic future, but all we’re talking about our 45th president. Look at this chart, which shows the top story on social media accounts by social category for the first year (more or less) of Trump’s presidency: (Source: Echelon Insights) Stunning, isn’t it? Trump dominates the media landscape like some paint-and-plaster Colossus, his conquering limbs striding from news cycle to news cycle. I agree with Ezra Klein on at least one crucial point about this chart. (It’s from Klein’s piece, “ Trump is winning .”) The president is “setting both the terms and tone of the debate.” The Rest of the ...
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Trump: Make Immigrants’ Use of Public Health Benefits a Deportable Offense 14.2.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/LM Otero) Community Council health-care navigator Fidel Castro Hernandez speaks with U.S. resident Maria Ana Pina and her son, Roberto, as she signs up for the Affordable Care Act in Dallas on December 27, 2017. Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. The Trump administration is making new rules that would prevent immigrants from settling in the country or receiving a green card if they or their families have received benefits from a wide array of federal, state, and local programs—even if the benefits were for an immigrant’s U.S.-citizen children. The language in the administration’s rule change, first reported by Reuters, shows that immigrants who enroll their children in public programs like Head Start or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) risk having their visa applications rejected. The same goes for immigrants who apply for health insurance ...
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Corporate America Has Discovered Its Next Ad Slogan: #MeToo 14.2.2018 Mother Jones
Sexual harassment isn’t good for business—or is it? For companies, costly settlements with victims, along with the damage a disgraced CEO does to a firm’s stock price, can add up to millions in losses. But this is America, and for some sectors, the #MeToo movement could be a chance to make a buck. Take, for instance, the settlement advance industry. The business […]
Mike's Blog Round Up (Happy Valentine's Day!) 14.2.2018 Crooks Liars
Is it really at all surprising that the Orange Moron's White House harboured and rewarded an abuser? Abuse is what these people are all about. As much as anything, it's what defines not just the White House (and the administration generally) but its deplorable enablers and supporters as well. Look at what ICE is doing. Look at what Sessions is doing at the DOJ, using criminal "justice" as a prong of white nationalism. Look at how these people treat the poor, the transgendered. Look at what they're not doing in Puerto Rico. Look at how they treat women, the attack on women's health care. Look at the Orange Moron's admiration for abusive strongmen like Putin, Erdogan, Duterte. It goes on and on and on… And let's not forget that the Orange Moron himself is an abuser, an admitted abuser, a proud abuser. So the Porter-Kelly scandal isn't just some Washington cover-up, which is how it's being widely portrayed. Look at the underlying facts. It's a story about grotesque, violent abuse and how it gets ...
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The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive 14.2.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive
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Three of the top Democrats in the governor's race vow to make California — and Sacramento — more diverse 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Under Obamacare, Mothers Have Better Prenatal Care and Fewer Preterm Births 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
The Affordable Care Act appears to have improved the health of young pregnant women and their babies. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the effects of the ACA provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26. The researchers studied a group of […]
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Why Aren't Black Voters Rewarded by the Party That Depends on Them to Win Elections? 12.2.2018
If progressive Americans, voters, activists and politicians are serious about giving more than verbal acknowledgement to Black voters for protecting the country from extremism, then they must proactively take actions to protect Black voters, especially poor ones. Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones takes a picture with voters outside of a polling station at the Bessemer Civic Center on December 12, 2017, in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Thanks to reader support, Truthout can deliver the news seven days a week, 365 days a year. Keep independent journalism going strong: Make a tax-deductible donation right now. At his  State of the Union  address last Tuesday, President Trump sent out a clarion call that portends where he will set his legislative sights next. "We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity," Trump insisted. Translation: Expect cuts in the social safety net. As the path of the Republican tax ...
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Reclaiming the Radical Critique of Education 10.2.2018
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The left has a long history of critiquing not just the content of schooling, but the very concepts and institutions foundational to formal education. Sometimes incompatible but sometimes complementary, radical arguments have marched along side by side over the centuries. Some claimed that the working classes deserved open access to elite education, others that what schools taught was actually nothing more than indoctrination in service to elites and that schools needed a total overhaul in content, while yet others argued that the concepts of school and teacher were in themselves tools for indoctrination and disempowerment and should be abolished. Sometimes one person would adopt more than one, even all, of the above views, depending on the situation or moment. Sometimes radicals just argued the principles among themselves. But there ...
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Reproductive Rights Groups Slam White House Report on Trump's Unconscionable Global Gag Rule 10.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Protesters hold signs as they march to the White House during a march and rally to support women's health programs and protest the White House global gag rule on March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Women's rights groups on Thursday denounced a report issued by the State Department on the impact of the Trump administration's reinstatement of the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City policy -- saying the misleading document ignores the clear negative impacts the policy is having on poor communities and women around the world that have lost access to vital health services. Yet in its review of Trump #GlobalGagRule , @StateDept omitted that clinics are once again shutting down & does not address predicted impacts on people losing critical health services. #maternalhealth — Guttmacher Institute (@Guttmacher) February 8, 2018 The global gag rule, first applied to U.S. aid in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, rescinds funding from non-governmental organizations and ...
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Rand Paul’s short-lived shutdown is ending, but his warning about the GOP’s deficit hypocrisy reverberates 9.2.2018 Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was visibly irritated when his fellow Kentuckian objected to a motion to end the budget debate. But making Republicans uncomfortable was the whole point of Paul’s exercise.
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Democratic candidates for governor make promises to union workers ahead of key endorsement vote 9.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Auto insurance rates have skyrocketed — and in ways that are wildly unfair 7.2.2018 Washington Post
Auto insurance rates have skyrocketed — and in ways that are wildly unfair
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After Iraq and Afghanistan, pioneering women in the military set sights on Congress 7.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Many of the female veterans running for congressional seats are Democrats critical of Trump. Said one former fighter pilot: “This is not the country we fought for.”
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Efforts to Decrease Prison Populations Are Leaving Women Behind 7.2.2018
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) For years, women have been the fastest-growing segment of people in prison. But recent efforts to decrease prison populations seem to be leaving them behind bars. In eight states, women's incarceration continues to increase while the men's population decreases. In 19 other states, women's incarceration rates are growing faster than those of men. Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! Anastazia Schmid has spent the past 17 years behind bars in Indiana. During that time, she's seen firsthand the impacts of changes and trends within the state's prison system -- and the ways in which criminal legal reform efforts continue to leave women behind bars. Schmid, who has spent many of these years studying mass incarceration as well as  Indiana's history of female incarceration , isn't surprised. "It has been easy to disregard, really not even have anyone notice, this astronomical increase ...
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