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Abby Zimet: A Sharp Turn to the Right

At the Federalist Society’s 40th anniversary gala, 2,000 aging, fearful, sectarian dinosaurs in tuxes and ball gowns applauded their sordid work holding back the tides of change and time.

November 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Larissa Shmailo: Abortion Hallucination

In the corner of the basement where my father used to lie I
watch, interested, as the snake
grows larger and more menacing

November 7, 2022 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: He Who Hath Not A Uterus Should Shut the Fucketh Up – Fallopians 13:13

On a good day for duplicitous zealots peculiarly fixated on controlling women’s bodies, Lindsey Graham, a childless, partnerless ghoul who’s never experienced any pregnancy welcome or not, proposed a nationwide abortion ban backed only by a tiny, rabid minority…

September 16, 2022 · 8 Comments

Steve Fraser: The Trump Supreme Court Is Nothing New

Has the Trump Supreme Court gone rogue? Certainly, its recent judicial blitzkrieg has run roughshod over a century’s worth of settled law.

September 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bill Blum: Welcome to the New Era of Rightwing Judicial Supremacy

The U.S. Supreme Court has entered a legal fantasy world: advancing a regressive political agenda free from democratic accountability.

August 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

Nina Burleigh: Right-Wing Extremists Are Making Fiction Come True

Can Democrats Craft a Winning Message Off a Smorgasbord of Misogynist Madness?

August 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: Honestly? Our Actual Government Is A Barking Mad Supreme Court That Gives Zero Fucks About Democracy

A mere month after the medieval anti-abortion ruling by a cabal of right-wing “fanatics and vandals” we still call SCOTUS, its effects are already cataclysmic.

July 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Chris Winters: The Supreme Court’s Crisis of Legitimacy

The Supreme Court has demonstrated that the highest law of the land is whatever they feel like saying it is. What do we do when the court and other institutions are widely seen as illegitimate?

July 20, 2022 · 3 Comments

Frida Berrigan: This Is My Song

What I Can Still Love about My Embattled Country (and World)

July 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Honorable (Sic) Frat Boy Bullied By People Insisting On Their Rights

There is little if any recourse to halt the brazen taking-away-of-rights now emblematic of a right-wing judicial coup masquerading as the highest court in the land…

July 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: In the Shadow of Roe’s Undoing

I still hate electoral politics, but you don’t always get to choose the terrain you’re fighting on. Through its machinations at the federal, state, and county level, the Republican Party has been all but screaming its plans to steal the next presidential election.

July 12, 2022 · 1 Comment

Baron Wormser: Ghosts

All the chatter about “family values” presupposes that women pick up whatever difficulties they are faced with and go forward with a happy, maternal smile. Seduced and abandoned does not exist in such an aggressively wholesome universe.

July 11, 2022 · 9 Comments

Abaki Beck & Rosalyn LaPier: For Indigenous Peoples, Abortion Is a Religious Right

For thousands of years, reproductive health care has been an important part of Indigenous peoples’ cultural practices, which include religious rituals, sacred rites, and the right to abortion.

July 7, 2022 · 2 Comments

Zane McNeill: How to get involved in the mass mobilizations erupting after Roe overturned

While protest didn’t change the court’s decision, advocates are refusing to allow a right-wing court to imperil access to reproductive healthcare and are beginning to organize across the nation.

June 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

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