On average, women still make only seventy-seven cents for every dollar men earn....– Read more about how the Senate just voted against closing the gender gap in pay.
Showdown at the Beltway Corral
Things you can do in our new issue: —Meet the GOP’s young guns —Learn why the deficit panic is overblown —Brace yourself for the wrecking ball that is Governor Chris Christie …and more!
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The real consequences of DADT
DADT doesn’t just mean you can’t disclose your sexual orientation at work. It means you can’t disclose it to anyone at any time, ever. Even if Karen and Jennifer never told a single person about their sexual orientation, they would have been in violation of DADT simply for registering as domestic partners and for attempting to protect Karen’s relationship with their...
Obama without tears
Given the election results, the question Barack Obama has to decide for himself is whether he really wants to be president in the fullest sense. Not a moderator for earnest policy discussions. Not the national cheerleader for hope. Not the worthy visionary describing a distant future. Those qualities are elements in any successful presidency, and Obama applies them with admirable skill and...
Time for the Dems to get things done
Our new issue is up, with coverage of the election fallout. Including: —How Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people in the lame duck congress. —A post-midterms game plan for progressives. —The money and media election complex that clobbered progressives in 2010. —What we learned from WikiLeaks. —Why Obama needs to learn to play...
Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.
Jeremy Scahill goes on Countdown to talk about the WikiLeaks torture documents.
On Obama's Appointment of Tom Donilon as National...
Fannie Mae paid Donilon, a longtime Democratic Party operative, $15 million to lobby Congress to gut the power of government regulators to check the scandalous behavior in what would have been judged a crime until a majority of pro-Wall Street Republicans and Democrats in Congress rewrote the laws. He was also a top executive at Fannie Mae during the period when cooking the books to...
Here’s the reality check to Peter King and all who want their violence safely...– Dave Zirin
“Courageous as it may be to take a stand on the polarizing issue that is breast cancer, the NFL’s new efforts to woo the female fan come off as desperate and patronizing. Women go to the games for the same reason as men: to have fun and cheer themselves hoarse. But the NFL has taken on the breast cancer awareness campaign because there are those in the owner’s box who fear the league has...
This is bullying, but not the classic Jock vs. Nerd kind, or Straight vs. Queer. It’s Cool Kid vs. Earnest Kid. Rick Sanchez is all high-volume enthusiasm, diving into things headlong (literally, at times). He’s smart, but not a wit. He doesn’t wear the armor of ironic detachment. He may also attract media hazing because of the discrepancy between his big, beefy, movie-star handsome looks and ...