Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

The Republican Stragegy For Dealing With the Obama Administration So Far

You could perhaps call this obstructionist beginning a “Marxist” approach:

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Illinois Sued Over Refusal to Correct Birth Certificates

Well this is incredibly ridiculous, really upsetting . . . and wholly unsurprising. Two transgender women are suing the state of Illinois, which is refusing to change/correct their birth certificates to accurately reflect their gender identities. Why won’t the state … Continue reading

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A Story in Pictures

Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: And the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009:

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Good news about women and the stimulus package

We didn’t win the birth control battle, but the stimulus package is still very good for women. So, what’s in the package for women? “Expanding health for them, childcare, unemployment insurance, direct help in higher food stamps, and energy assistance,” … Continue reading

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Shockingly, caving to right-wing interests does not achieve progressive goals.

Obama pressured Dems to cut a provision of the stimulus package that would have made it easier for states to use Medicaid to cover birth control for low-income women. The reasoning? It would foster bipartisanship and get Republicans on board … Continue reading

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Obama Signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

President Barack Obama has just signed his first piece of legislation — and in a move that will hold much symbolism for women and all invested in their equality, it was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Ledbetter, now 70, … Continue reading

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Just to close the loop…

You’ve probably already seen, but Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act today. I am over the moon.

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And we’re so damn glad that he could never be our husband.

So that’s why they call him “Dick”: For those who can’t view the video, towards the end, Joan Walsh is making a point while former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey rolls his eyes and laughs at her. When Walsh … Continue reading

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