A few weeks ago, we wrote a post entitled "Cuomo's Women's Equality Act Brings The A-Word To New York State Politics." The headline basically tells the whole story.
It focused on the brewing controversy evoked by a tiny stipulation in Cuomo's new bill that calls for writing Roe v. Wade protections ... More >>
In the video below, Governor Cuomo lays out his intentions for the Women's Equality Act - a plan that would focus on erasing specific gender biases in New York State law. Akin to the gun control bill passed in December, it's a landmark piece of legislation for the Cuomo administration and, per usual ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearings on the cases pending constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. It is the first legal step in a process that will end in June, when the Nine is expected to release its opinion to the public - one that could have drastic effects on the ri ... More >>
Since the 2012 Presidential election, conservatives have been trying to think up ways to revive their movement. Last week a number of them approached the subject, including George F. Will (basically you're doing great don't change anything), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (basically you're doing g ... More >>
UPDATE: According to the New York Times, the Supreme Court agreed this afternoon to decide on the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 appeal and the Defense of Marriage Act.It is, arguably, the most significant social battle in America's courts since Roe v. Wade or even Brown v. the Board of Educ ... More >>
Funny, I thought he was too conservative to win.
But the really right-wing Repubs are furious that their candidate let them down and came out with views that were too-soft for them to find him inspiring and triumphant.
Says one Tea Party Patriot in the linked blog,
"We wanted someone who would fi ... More >>
Well-known singer Lesley Gore and I are best friends.
Well, I might be exaggerating a little. She called me once. And also I know her girlfriend Lois.
And now, Lesley is behind one of the best videos of this whole election season.
In it, Lesley's hit "You Don't Own Me"--an early feminist anthem ... More >>
Team Romney might pick a woman as Mitt's running mate, reports now indicate.
As the Atlantic Wire's Elspeth Reeve pointed out, this marks a drastic shift from the campaign's previous "no more Palins" / "boring white guy" approach to potential veeps, which "appeared to rule out not just candidates w ... More >>
Sorry, ladies: even though today is a great day to have a vagina in America, there are still politicians out there who want to control our girlparts -- even in New York.
One of those pols, recently nominated Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long, will face off against U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand in November ... More >>
It's Cardinal Timothy Dolan Week (no, really), and the conservative Catholic leader has certainly not let the eponymous 7-day shindig go to waste.
Dolan made the rounds in Albany on Monday, where he and other top Catholics made clear their anti-abortion and anti-pedophilia prosecution positions.
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Yesterday we wrote about the 9-week-old fetus "called to testify in court" as part of anti-abortion group Faith2Action's oh-so-dramatic effort to convince Ohio legislators to pass the so-called Heartbeat Bill, which would outlaw abortions after a fetus's first detectable heartbeat. If passed, ... More >>
At the moment, Sotomayor is locked in a semantic battle with Jeff Sessions, one of the more committed anti-Sotomayor Senators, who keeps interpreting her partial comments as advocating the use by judges of racial and social prejudice as an alternative to the law -- as restated by Sessions, "Impart ... More >>