The Republican war on women is one of attrition, and women are losing.
After yesterday's overwhelming House vote restricting federal funding for abortion, there will be no policy change, fortunately. If the Senate even takes up the bill, they won't pass it. And if they did, by some miracle, pass that bill, President Barack Obama has already promised to veto the draconian law.
More so than Barack Obama's presidency, Eric Holder's tenure as Attorney General is proving to be an unequivocal disappointment for progressives.
Holder's time in office was launched with bang. During his confirmation hearings, Holder disavowed the Bush administration's use of torture in interrogations. He was central to the administration's widely touted plans for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and announced that high-profile detainees there would be tried in federal court. And he promised deference to states on medical marijuana, ending federal raids where medical marijuana was dispensed within the bounds of state law.
Almost 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. forces succeeded in locating and killing Osama bin Laden yesterday. His body was buried at sea within hours after his death, according to U.S. officials. President Barack Obama made a rare Sunday night address from the White House's East Room to announce that "justice has been done."