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Pushing to remove shackles from pregnant prisoners
It sounds almost too cruel to be true: a woman inmate is shackled to a hospital bed while delivering her baby. Sadly, hundreds of women across the country endure that humiliation, an unthinkable indignity for an already downtrodden group.
| October 15, 2010
Endangered species: a late-term abortionist speaks
LeRoy Carhart is one of a handful of doctors performing late-term abortions in the US, and one of just three performing abortions in Nebraska.
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| July 09, 2010
Hot controversy over sexuality center in Pawtucket
Too hot for Pawtucket?
| October 02, 2009
A field guide to activism in Rhode Island
If you’re interested in becoming an agent of change, identify a cause close to your heart and connect with one of the groups working on it.
Issues + organizing = real-world experience
| August 27, 2008
Women on the verge
At next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton’s delegates will get just about everything they’ve wanted — aside from the nomination of their candidate, of course.
Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls’ network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected office
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 20, 2008
Maine’s most massive screw-ups in 2006
2006, we’re going to miss you.
Stuff that just should never have happened
JEFF INGLIS AND SARA DONNELLY
| December 20, 2006
Jean Hay Bright tried once before to run against US Senator Olympia Snowe. Snowe's tracks: How moderate is Maine's senior senator?
Jean Hay Bright’s fight to topple a political icon
| October 18, 2006
How to neuter the Republicans
A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
Libbing it up
The gay-rights movement has hit a brick wall.
The future of gay politics can be found in its past — with a few tweaks
| June 13, 2006
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