Birth Control Women’s autonomy depends on our ownership of our own bodies; our very freedom depends on our ability to access to safe, affordable birth control. Choosing if and when to have children directly impacts our economic outlook and is a determining factor in a woman’s ability to emerge from poverty. Increasing access to birth… Read More Five Thoughts for Friday (Oct. 12)
We are a nation of laws. Those laws act as guidelines for how we live our everyday lives. They are meant to protect our best interests and protect others from our worst instincts. The First Amendment protects our right to free speech, and subsequent laws define protected free speech. Yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater… Read More The Unreasonable Right
One of the most pervasive myths of the past half-century is that all of what ails government could be solved if only it was run like a business. Costs would be trimmed. Timelines would be met. Methods would be efficient and effective. People who spent years, decades, of their lives within government could not fix… Read More The Failed Experiment of “Government as Business”
What you heard: President Trump firing James Comey is POTUS’s “Watergate Moment” ™ What it is: James Comey served as FBI Director from September of 2013 until yesterday. Before his… storied… tenure as Director, he had various roles in the US Justice Department and did a stint in the private sector as General Counsel at Lockheed Martin and Bridgewater… Read More The Comey firing: Watergate redux?
What you heard: Jeff Sessions, an Explainher fave, questioned the legitimacy of a Hawaiian federal judge. Then, when faced with backlash for his comments, he complained that “no one has a sense of humor anymore.” What it is: Jeff Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States; you can read all about the racist Kreacher here. The questioning came… Read More Why “Political Correctness” became a dirty term
What you heard: President Trump tweeted that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. What is is: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual event attended by White House administration officials, the press corps, and – lately – some additional famous Hollywood faces. Begun in 1921, it was traditionally dinner… Read More the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
What you heard: Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General in a nearly party-line vote. What it is: Jeff Sessions, prior to being chosen as the grand poobah of US law, was a US Senator from Alabama (1997-2017). A lawyer by trade, he served as US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama 1981-1993.… Read More Jeff Sessions