Many of the women President Biden has nominated into various federal positions in his record-breaking administration have yet to be confirmed—including the three women Biden has picked to lead core elements of the Department of Justice: Kristen Clarke, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Monaco.
Every week, Ms. executive editor Kathy Spillar breaks down the week’s biggest stories, offering commentary. This weekly letter from the editor recaps critical developments in U.S. and global feminism—alongside the latest Ms. must-reads—right as they unfold.
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse’s refusal to step down eerily echoes the recent transition in the U.S., when many were unclear whether the former president would hand power over to his successor.
Like many Haitians these days, my father’s unrelenting faith and optimism are waning.
As the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continues to unfold, District Attorney Fani Willis of Fulton County, Ga., is working to hold the former president accountable in her own jurisdiction.
“I’ve had to double my security. We’ve gotten a lot of comments. And they’re always racist. I don’t think it’s an insult to remind me I’m a Black woman. It’s a waste of their time.”
While organized extremism typically excludes women from leadership, the diffuse nature of online extremism has created space for women to engage deeply with like-minded people. Women are often drawn into extremism because of rhetoric that promises to protect women and prioritize the family.
The pro-life presence in Washington on January 6 has been, with few exceptions, largely underreported.
But abortion opponents not only were part of the destructive melee at the Capitol—they also have modeled radicalization techniques used in building insurrectionary fever by successfully deploying incendiary lies and conspiracy theories.
The U.S. Constitution, historical precedents, and the undisputed facts offer clear, compelling reasons to hold Trump accountable and disqualify him from ever holding federal office again.
Based on the facts we all saw with our own eyes, Trump is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” And no elected official gets a free pass to commit impeachable offenses and then resign or leave office and escape liability for his misdeeds.
Donald Trump is first president to be impeached twice; U.S. federally executes first woman since 1953; Dominican Republic bans child marriage; Democrats Warnock and Ossoff shift Senate balance; Pelosi introduces gender neutral language in House; all 140,000 jobs lost in December were women’s; first VA named after a female veteran; and more!
Pelosi wasted no time this week, using all of her powers as the Speaker of the House to ensure that the insurrectionists will be taken seriously and will face consequences for their anti-democracy actions.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon just days before his presidency ends, with some Republicans backing the effort, including the party’s highest-ranking woman in the chamber.