Lauren Windsor: A million empty words have been said and tears shed over the decades of sex abuse within the Catholic Church, but only two words matter: rape and molestation.
Lauren Windsor: North Carolina Democrats have fielded credible candidates in every legislative district “for the first time ever;” built a basic package of campaign tools for every one of those candidates; and have raised record amounts of cash
Lauren Windsor: Many Third Way’s policy positions include deregulating Wall Street, cutting Social Security benefits, and opposing a living wage.
Lauren Windsor: This time around their appeasement would tilt the balance of the court far to the right, and imperil women’s reproductive freedoms across the country by confirming the decisive justice in overturning Roe v. Wade.
Lauren Windsor: One of Warner’s latest moves? Helping Republicans deregulate Wall Street, with his sponsorship of the Crapo bill to lift oversight on banks with up to $250 billion in assets.
Lauren Windsor: Whether Democrats can retake the House will depend on whether Trump can avoid war – whether trade or nuclear – and whether Democrats have learned any lessons from 2016.
Lauren Windsor: Weinstein’s fall from grace has been swift in the aftermath: he was fired from the company he founded and left by his wife, and is now under police investigation in London and New York.
Lauren Windsor: The 2016 primary fight has veered into stupid territory once again. Nothing Hillary Clinton does can not be without controversy it seems.
Lauren Windsor: Kevin Gentry thought he would show us how much of a tough guy he is. As a private guest, not to mention a top Koch confidante, he appropriated the role of security when he laid hands on us – two women who were only trying to exercise their rights to free speech and the press. It’s shameful behavior from a network that claims to cherish the First Amendment.
Lauren Windsor: As the fifth anniversary of the Dodd Frank financial reform law nears, Wall Street remains defiant at worst and flippant at best to addressing its malfeasance in the 2008 meltdown.
Lauren Windsor: After winning the mid-terms, GOP leadership promised an end to shutdowns, but the rest of the party didn’t seem to get the memo.
Lauren Windsor: Without resolution by Friday, DHS employees from Border Patrol to FEMA to the Secret Service to the TSA will be furloughed or forced to work without pay.
Lauren Windsor: If Obama really wanted to be a game-changer, he would mandate strong environmental protections within the TPP, not as an afterthought, but as a driver of the discussion in creating a new model for global trade.