Hillary Clinton wants to make sure she shores up the left flank. During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton showed she had retooled her positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats. On Monday, she called for a constitutional amendment that would limit “unaccountable money” in politics. Days later, she [...]
Days later, she said through her campaign that she supports same-sex marriage being recognized as a constitutional right in a pending Supreme Court case. While Clinton enters the race in a dominant position, she faces skepticism from...Show More Summary
One of Hillary Clinton's new senior policy advisers, Ann O'Leary, is giving the clearest signal yet that Clinton plans to make the right to take paid time off from work—after child birth or to care for a newborn or perhaps an ailing relative—a central feature of her campaign. Show More Summary
In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community's campaign against...Show More Summary
The 2012 election was relatively muted on this front, so many may have forgotten how bad the right gets during the campaign season. The strategy is what I call the “scandal a day” strategy: Every day they dig up something, no matter how silly or inconsequential, to get completely hepped...
I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: People are deservedly angry about the unprecedented flow of money into our elections. On Wednesday a postal worker literally risked his life to land a gyrocopter near the U.S. Capitol to protest … Continue reading ?
On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made news with a significant shift in their candidate’s position on marriage equality, calling it a “constitutional right” rather than a state-by-state issue. Show More Summary
In a move sure to please activists who had been frustrated by her conditional support for same-sex marriage, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign says she now wants the Supreme Court to back marriage equality as a constitutional right.
In more than 200 cities, some 60,000 low-wage workers involved in the “Fight for $15” campaign—among them child care providers, Wal-Mart clerks and adjunct professors—staged an action on Wednesday that highlighted the vast amount of public money spent to support underpaid workers.
Hillary Clinton has now set the gold standard for supporting marriage equality in the 2016 field. Not that any Republicans were a threat, but here's a statement her campaign provided to Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed: “Hillary Clinton supports...Show More Summary
You don't have to travel to Westeros to take your rightful place upon the Iron Throne. A new HBO Now and Uber campaign called #RideOfThrones is bringing the infamous seat of rulers to the doorsteps of Game of Thrones fans in New York. Show More Summary
With the 2016 presidential campaign underway, Rachel Maddow this week took a look at the media frenzy surrounding the declared candidates and the GOP's tightrope walk on issues like gay rights. Said Maddow: "One happy byproduct of, one benefit of...
Elizabeth Warren does not want to run for President. She has said so nine million times. She isn’t being coy, she’s sane. No one in their right mind would go through a Presidential campaign whose reward is being shit on by morons for four years. So I am completely flummoxed why someone name Gary Ritterstein [Read more...]
The National Journal covered this issue today, so I asked John Eastman and Craig Engle to debate it on air, which they did to open hour three: Audio: 04-15hhs-eastmanengle Transcript: HH: Right now, I’m joined by two friends, two colleagues – Craig Engle of Arent Fox Law Firm, John Eastman of Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. Show More Summary
The zones could be bigger, but an anti-street harassment campaign in New York and Philadelphia has the right idea
Joining the growing trend of public abortion stories, Girls actress Jemima Kirke tells her story of getting an abortion in college in this new PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw The Line campaign. As Kirke points out, the tricky thing about abortion rights in 2015 — or 2007 when she got hers — is that abortion […]
Girls’ Jemima Kirke recently spoke about her abortion for Draw the Line, a campaign launched by the Center for Reproductive Rights to help protect women’s right to safe and legal reproductive health care. “I still see shame and embarrassment around terminating pregnancies, getting pregnant—I still see it,” she says in the video PSA. Show More Summary
Your inner barbarian tells you it's quite all right to use your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Play that dice game at the urinal? Sure, even though it requires vigorous arm-shaking motions that make you look like a perv in such a setting. Show More Summary
Last night's Buzzfeed article apparently worked. Hillary Clinton supports a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court granting the right of same-sex couples to marry across the nation, a campaign spokesperson said Wednesday. Adrienne Elrod,...Show More Summary
Capitalizing on today's date, the Fight for $15 (i.e., 4/15) Campaign is holding rallies all over the country, and fast food workers nationwide are going on strike in support of a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right toShow More Summary