Let’s Make Poverty History

Today, more than 17 million American women are living in poverty, and more than 7.5 million of those in extreme poverty–meaning that they survive on less than $5,672 a year. […]

Blunt the Blunt Amendment

Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate will vote on the Blunt Amendment–or, as conservatives choose to euphemize it, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011.
Blunt and his buddies in the Senate and House have tried to frame this as a religious liberty issue, but that’s disingenuous: It’s an attempt to impose their religious, and moral, values on anyone who works for anyone who holds different religious and moral values.

Reminder: Abortion Is 14 Times Safer Than Childbirth

Anti-choice zealots have been gunning for Planned Parenthood and reproductive health care providers for years now. They’ve created obstacles to women’s reproductive health care by misconstruing, misinterpreting, misrepresenting and misusing facts to try to convince women that they don’t know what’s good for them.
Now, an unbiased scientific study once again shows definitively that abortion is much safer than childbirth. It is 14 times less likely to lead to death.

Poverty in the U.S.: Do the Math

For the first time in many years, poverty is news again. Newspaper headlines, television report and the blogosphere have reacted to the latest Census Bureau report showing that U.S. poverty […]