Gender & Sexuality


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How Justice Kagan’s invocation of the plain language of the law has come under attack Read more

Law and Justice

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Today on TAP: The ‘likeability’ question descends on Elizabeth Warren Read more



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The first woman to lead the Federal Reserve shared the challenges of breaking through in a male-dominated field—and her concerns about the politicization of the central bank. Read more

Economic Policy


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When it comes to LGBT workplace rights, the justices will rule on whether the landmark 1964 statute means what it says and says what it means. Read more

Law and Justice


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A new poll shows fewer than a quarter of voters in any state favor the outright abortion bans some Republicans are now trying to enact. Read more

Law and Justice


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Ousting Dr. Leana Wen as president brings the organization's focus back to where it should be: abortion rights.  Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The president stokes race-baiting and potentially worse in service of his re-election campaign. Democrats must continue to call out these distractions and his epic failure to address the real concerns of average Americans. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the administration’s domestic gag rule, making it harder to receive and consult on reproductive health. Read more

Law and Justice

Julián Castro’s remark on reproductive justice has the potential to change the way Democrats talk about access to health care. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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As the far right makes ever crazier demands, the mainstream press tries to be even-handed—and plays right into the hands of the Trumpies. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Warren's issues are deeply and integrally feminist, but she doesn’t advertise them—or herself—as Feminist with a capital-F. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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And the conservative justices will have to choose between their self-proclaimed allegiance to what a law says and their social biases. Read more

Law and Justice

Female trucker activists are fighting back against pervasive sexual harassment at one firm by going after the Fortune 500 clients they ship packages for. Read more

Working in America


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Due to the Hyde Amendment, federal funds can’t be used to pay for an abortion except in cases of rape or incest. But some states, like Iowa, won’t even do that. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and several other states are trying to create insurmountable obstacles for women seeking abortions. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Advocates at the state level are fighting for stronger confidentiality programs for survivors of domestic abuse. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Prioritizing matrimony as the solution to inequality and poverty has failed to make a dent in the myriad of challenges facing families. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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An interview with Robin Marty Read more

Health and Social Policy