The Real Target of the Planned Parenthood Attacks

The Real Target of the Planned Parenthood Attacks

In the first two Republican presidential debates, the candidates slugged it out over who hated Planned Parenthood the most. Virtually every hopeful promised to defund the organization. Some of them, including Senator Ted Cruz, are vowing to force the issue — even if...
A Supreme Threat to American Democracy

A Supreme Threat to American Democracy

Here’s a little quiz you won’t find on the LSATs: Which Supreme Court justice called a recent ruling by the court a “threat to American democracy”? And what decision was it? A. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote it of the Citizens United decision,...
The War on Love

The War on Love

A lot of conservative religious leaders say people of faith are being “silenced” or “persecuted” here in the United States. They’ve sung that refrain for decades. It’s especially common in their losing battle against the growing public...
Shining a Light on Corporate ‘Dark Money’

Shining a Light on Corporate ‘Dark Money’

If 2014 was the “Year of Dark Money” in elections, then 2016 is likely to be the “Year of Way, Way More Dark Money” — that is, unless something big changes soon. One of the most troubling aspects of the explosion of big money in politics in...