“Project on” you crazy diamonds

By: Monday November 26, 2012 1:30 am

Having overwhelmingly lost the vote of women, especially single women, in 2012, the “intellectuals” at FoxNews have devised a cunning plan. Make sure they lose them even worse by saying societies ills, such as they imagine them, can be laid at the feet of all the single ladies.

 

Despite a Failed Nomination, Robert Bork’s Legacy Lives On at the Supreme Court

By: Saturday October 27, 2012 1:00 pm

There are few personalities in the legal profession that are divisive as Robert Bork. And, while his name has not often come up this election cycle, his legacy with the Supreme Court and possibility that his vision will shape its future deserves to be discussed.

Mitt’s “Binders Full of Women” Not His Idea

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:15 am

It’s worth noting that, even on this throwaway issue, the binders weren’t Romney’s idea.

There’s a Girl in the Boy’s Board Room: Gender Parity Advocacy Rooted in Pro-Business Language

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 4:57 pm

European Union Justice Minister Viviane Reding proposed requiring 40 percent female representation on all European Union (EU) public company boards by 2020 (state-owned companies must meet the requirement by 2018). This is a strong-arm tactic to address gender disparity on corporate boards, which is common worldwide: European corporate boards have roughly 12 percent women, and globally women make up about 10 percent of corporate board members.

Paycheck Fairness Act to Be Filibustered Today

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am

Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.

WI-Recall: Walker Repeals Equal Pay Law

By: Friday April 6, 2012 11:04 am

Showing great political acumen less than two months before a recall election where women are eligible to vote, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just repealed the state’s equal-pay law.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Arthur Goldwag, The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

By: Sunday March 4, 2012 1:59 pm

For anyone fascinated by the spectacle of colorful conspiratorial minds at work, the last decade has provided for some gripping snorkeling. The growth of the 9/11 Truth movement, the reemergence of the John Birth Society, the persistence of Birtherism and its variants — there’s been no shortage of conspiracy activity at which to gawk and attempt understanding. It was Arthur Goldwag’s fate that this bubbling in the fever swamps turned furious just he was submitting a manuscript to his publisher entitled Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies.

The sudden dynamism in a subject he had just written about historically left Goldwag with a choice. He could curse his luck and take a vacation, or he could turn his just-completed manuscript into the first half of a two-book project. The fruit of his decision, The New Hate, is the subject of today’s salon.

Banana Republic Legacy Thrives in Today’s Latin America

By: Sunday February 19, 2012 6:45 am

The term “banana republic” has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today. The tradition of predatory capitalism echoed in the recent death of Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers’ union SITRABI in Guatemala.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gary Younge, Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 1:59 pm

The title, Who Are We, signals a questioning about identity and begins an exploration of its “vexed terrain.” Gary Younge, columnist for the Guardian and The Nation and the author of two previous books, lifts our understanding of identity from the taken-for-granted where it is too often treated as a fixed and done thing. Instead, Younge brings us into layers of our identities from micro to macro, from the personal to the political, revealing paradoxes both in how we know ourselves and how others (too often wrongly) ascribe identity to us.

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 5:30 am

A government can say they are taking a holistic approach to something like the ‘war on terror’ but that does not mean that they are actually doing it. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice has a new report out showing just how poorly the United States is doing in this area.

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