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Akin is the GOP

Republican Congressman and Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is only guilty of saying what the Republican Party officially thinks.
And don't be fooled — Romney and Ryan are enemies of women
By EDITORIAL  |  August 24, 2012

Man-Style Guide

How distinguished is your wang, anyway?
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 23, 2012

Ferraro, a photo, and a legacy

Geraldine Ferraro's photograph stands proudly in a silver frame, inscribed to my daughter with the words, "You are my hero."
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 01, 2011

Give Malalai Joya a visa

In a display of mendacity worthy of the days when the late Senator Joseph McCarthy stifled free speech from coast to coast, the United States Department of State has denied a visa to Afghanistan's most internationally recognized activist, Malalai Joya.
Plus, Obama's Libyan War
By EDITORIAL  |  March 25, 2011

Photos: Until the Violence Stops 2011

Until the Violence Stop 2011, a convention in association with the The V-Day Movement, comes to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet on March 6, 2011. Go to  for more details.
The V-Day Movement | Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | March 6, 2011
By CAROLYN BUBEL  |  March 11, 2011

Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2010


Ending violence

V-Day is once more upon us, and for those not partial to Hallmark-driven capitalism, the V now also popularly stands for "Vagina" or "Victory," thanks to Eve Ensler's famous monologues about violence against women.
It's much more of a struggle than we might think
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 12, 2010

I had an abortion

Does anyone think about us, the people who have actually gone through with an abortion, and accepted that it was the right decision, for whatever reason, at that time?
Forty percent of American women have abortions by the time they're 45. I'm one of them.
By ANONYMOUS  |  September 24, 2008