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ELECTION 2012 / Katherine Haenschen : Thank you, John Cornyn!

Graphic from Burnt Orange Report.An open letter to Senator John Cornyn… …in recognition of his great achievement in electing female Democratic senators. By Katherine Haenschen / Burnt Orange Report / November 12, 2012 Dear Senator John Cornyn, I want to … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Katherine Haenschen : Thank you, John Cornyn!

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ELECTION 2012 / Marilyn Katz : On Women Making a Difference

Women win big: Clockwise, from top: Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Claire McCaskill. Image from PopSugar.Making a difference: On women and the election We are not red states and blue states, we are blue cities (and suburbs) in red states, … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Marilyn Katz : On Women Making a Difference

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Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg : Women and Fair Trade

The Women and Fair Trade festival. Image from the group’s website.Sustaining indigenous traditions:The Women and Fair Trade Festival The people want fair markets, not ‘free trade.’ By Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg / The Rag Blog / November 10, 2011 … finish reading Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg : Women and Fair Trade

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Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

The four central female characters of Private Practice: Addison, Naomi, Charlotte and Violet.Private Practice and public law: Reproductive rights, and the patronizing lectures that television depicts and Texas now requires. By Martha Kempner / truthout / May 31, 2011 Last … finish reading Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

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Tom Hayden : Samantha Power Goes to War

Samantha Power. Image from The 46.Obama’s ‘humanitarian hawk’:Samantha Power goes to war By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2011 Barack Obama’s war in Libya bears the intellectual imprint of Samantha Power, the Dublin-born human rights author … finish reading Tom Hayden : Samantha Power Goes to War

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Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators marched down Congress Ave. in Austin Saturday, Feb. 26 (above), and then joined with supporters of Wisconsin workers for an enthusiastic rally on the steps of the Texas state Capitol. Photos by Terry DuBose / The … finish reading Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

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Harry Targ : Fundamentalism and the Attack on Planned Parenthood

Image from Feministe.In the fundamentalist tradition:The attack on Planned Parenthood By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 24, 2011 Often politicians using religious dogma as their rhetorical tool, support public policies that punish poor women, women of color, … finish reading Harry Targ : Fundamentalism and the Attack on Planned Parenthood

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Gregg Barrios : The Risqué Business of Texas’ Most Famous Stripper

In the late ’50s, Candy Barr was the toast of the Dallas burlesque circuit.Risqué Business:The complicated life of Candy Barr,Texas’ most famous stripper By Gregg Barrios / The Texas Observer / January 21, 2011 How times have changed. These days, … finish reading Gregg Barrios : The Risqué Business of Texas’ Most Famous Stripper

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Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

A supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo from The Hindu / AP. UPDATE: A British judge granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying … finish reading Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why the NFL is Thinking Pink

In the pink: Brett Favre. Image from Full Issue.Brett Favre beware:The NFL is thinking pink By Dave Zirin / October 13, 2010 You may have noticed an abundance of pink on the fields of the National Football League this month. … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why the NFL is Thinking Pink

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Hugh O’Shaughnessy: Former Guerrilla Rousseff Set to Lead Brazil

Dilma Rousseff: Brazil’s next president? Photo from Menas Associates.Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff:Former guerrilla in line to beworld’s most powerful woman By Hugh O’Shaughnessy / September 16, 2010 See ‘Female representation: A woman’s place… is in the government,’ Below. The world’s most … finish reading Hugh O’Shaughnessy: Former Guerrilla Rousseff Set to Lead Brazil

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Ted McLaughlin : Equal Rights? Don’t Ask, Don’t Think

Ignorance is bliss. Image from Rosemblumtv.Equal rights in America:The legacy of the Fourteenth Amendment A misguided and wrong-headed Dred Scott-type decision by the Supreme Court could set [gay rights] back by many years… By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Equal Rights? Don’t Ask, Don’t Think

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