Government In the Examining Room: The Conservative Paradox

It’s almost October 1st, and you know what that means: Obamacare is almost officially in action. The conservatives are very upset about the legislation actually making it out into the real world, despite their many, many efforts to stop it in its tracks. What is it that they’re so scared of? Is it the free preventative care, no lifetime limits on insurance coverage, or the removal of the last vestiges of the pre-exisiting conditions clause?… [Read more]

Texas Tampon Two Step

“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place.” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

If the Texas Department of Public Safety was so worried about a potential attack as the state Senate ramrodded through extreme anti-reproductive health restrictions last week, one would think they would be more on the lookout for NRA board member Ted “Pantload” Nugent facing his 1960s draft board, than a concerned, orange-shirted woman with a Maxi-Pad in her purse.… [Read more]

‘Hysteria’ and Women’s Health

Last night my wife and I watched a movie called Hysteria and we recommend it to anyone, especially women, who need a break from the mundane or usually violent movies that you see. I, in no way, mean this post to be offensive to women. It’s about an era to which the radical right would probably like to see us return.… [Read more]

Me and EMILY: EMILY’s List Moving Women Forward

A record number of women were elected to the House and Senate in November, and that staid rabble is inching closer to “looking like America.” They all weren’t Democrats or progressive. After all, we have Old Guard G.O.P. cheerleaders such as Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and House elevator monitor and Granny-from-hell Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). Foxx could get a gig without a name change as a stripper at Leisure World (emergency defibrillator available.)  One part of the government “by and for the People” after another  has begun to start looking like something more than a “boys club.”  It’s about time.… [Read more]