Our Mission

WE ARE a non-partisan group of journalists and writers who founded this site to chronicle every act and every bit of harm that the so-called Republican War on Women and the Trump Administration do to women, women of color, low-income families and color- and gender-diverse families and marginalized communities.

WE ENVISION this site as the one place on the internet where this path will be scrutinized in great detail and preserved for a long time after the Administration is over.

WE INVITE women and families, Democrats and Republicans, being harmed by Trump Administration cuts to come here to share their stories. We invite researchers who need to find every single instance of harm (every single budget cut or anti-woman law passed) to use this website as a go-to resource.

Eventually, the independent journalists who founded this website hope to set up an investigative unit to break stories about the damage done to federal programs created to support women and diverse communities. We will also attempt to out every instance of personal abuse of and misconduct involving women undertaken by appointees to the Administration and in Congress. So please keep your eye on this page and share your stories with our like-minded, bi-partisan community.

I Am An Angry Woman. From Workplace Bias To Sexist Politics, We Have a Lot To Be Angry About.

Arghavan Salles, USA Today November 18, 2018

I am an angry woman. And I am not alone.
For me, the current cycle of anger started with the women’s U.S. Open final last month. Instead of getting to marvel at the prowess and majesty on display, millions of us witnessed sexism on one of the world’s largest stages when Serena Williams was penalized for speaking tersely to the chair umpire.

To Ease Turkish Anger Over Journalist’s Killing, White House Considers Extraditing An Enemy Of Erdogan

Tucker Higgins, CNBC November 15, 2018

The Trump administration is seeking to extradite an enemy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to convince the Turkish leader to decrease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of a dissident journalist, NBC News reported Thursday, citing two senior U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the requests.
In President Donald Trump’s first days in office, his administration asked the Department of Justice to look into the matter, NBC News has reported.
The renewed effort, however, comes as Trump administration officials are seeking to placate Erdogan over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump’s Itchy Twitter Finger: His Latest False Claims

Glenn Kessler and Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post November 13, 2018

Forest fires in California. An automatic recount in tight Florida races for senator and governor. A stock market plunge.

Americans Are Pigging Out On Bacon As Trump’s Trade War Cuts Chicken Demand

Reuters, NBC News November 13, 2018

Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump’s trade wars reduce U.S. pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and ribs at home.

Trump’s New Executive Order Restricts Asylum at US-Mexico Border

José Olivares, WNYC November 13, 2018

The Trump Administration instituted a new policy change, effective on Saturday, that changes asylum requests in the U.S. The Trump Administration has now determined that asylum seekers can only request asylum at U.S. ports of entry.

CNN Sues President Trump And White House For Banning Reporter Jim Acosta

Kevin Breuninger, CNBC November 13, 2018

CNN is suing President Donald Trump and multiple White House aides for revoking the press pass of the news network’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

The Controversies Of Trump’s Paris Trip, Explained

Jen Kirby, Vox November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump spent barely two days in France, but his brief visit revealed the widening rift between the United States and its Western allies.

Truth and Virtue in the Age of Trump

Paul Krugman, The New York Times November 12, 2018

photo credit: Remember when freedom was just another word for nothing left to lose? These days it’s just another word for giving lots of money to Donald Trump.

Remember when freedom was just another word for nothing left to lose? These days it’s just another word for giving lots of money to Donald Trump.

The Final Polls Tell Us Why Trump May Sink The GOP

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post November 6, 2018

The last two major generic polls came in Monday, with CNN showing a 13-point lead (larger than virtually all other recent surveys) and George Washington University poll showing an 8-point lead for the same group of people surveyed twice before. Interestingly, GWU points to higher levels of engagement (e.g., signing a petition, making a donation, attending an event) for Democrats than for Republicans.

The Chances Of Seeing Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Just Went WAY Up

Chris Cillizza, CNN November 13, 2018

When Democrats take control of the House in early 2019, one of the first things they are likely to go after is President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

ABC News: Michelle Obama ‘Stopped Even Trying To Smile’ At Trump Inauguration

Eli Watkins, CNN Politics November 13, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News.

GOP Lawmaker ‘Disgusted’ By Trump For Mocking House Reps

Rachel Ventresca, CNN November 13, 2018

GOP Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Tuesday he was “very disgusted” by President Donald Trump for mocking House Republicans who did not back him enough during their midterm election campaigns.

Trump’s Appointment Of Acting Attorney General Is Dogged By Legal Questions

Pete Williams, NBC News November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump faces a growing backlash over his choice of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general, with liberal and conservative legal experts questioning the appointment.

Trump Dreams Up Another Immigrant Crisis

The Editorial Board, The New York Times November 12, 2018

Public safety, national security and the rule of law are among the incantations the Trump administration likes to chant when rolling out one of its deliberately and pointlessly cruel immigration policies. It evidently hopes that repetition will somehow insulate its actions from public or judicial scrutiny.

What Donald Trump’s Fact-Free Claims About Elections In Florida And Arizona Tell Us About 2020

Chris Cillizza, CNN November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump spent the weekend in Paris, but his Twitter feed is evidence that he kept a close eye on events stateside — most notably the ongoing recounts in Florida and the still-uncalled Senate race in Arizona.

Appeals Court Says Administration Can’t End DACA, Trump Says It Sets Up Supreme Court Fight

Ariane de Vogue, Dan Berman and Betsy Klein, CNN November 9, 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling blocking the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported — likely setting up a Supreme Court fight.

Washington Post: Michelle Obama Says In Memoir She’ll ‘Never Forgive’ Trump For Endangering Her Family

Caroline Kelly, CNN Politics November 9, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama discusses her dislike of President Donald Trump — as well as personal details of her life before and during her time in the White House — in her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Trump Gambles He Can Shatter Political Norms — and Keep Winning

JOHN F. HARRIS and ELIANA JOHNSON, POLITICO November 6, 2018

One constant of Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency and his two years in power is how behavior that would be not just risky but downright stupid for any normal politician ends up working smartly for him.

Trump’s Hilarious Obamacare Gaffe Reveals The GOP Bind on Health Care

Paul Waldman, The Washington Post November 6, 2018

After weeks of Republicans claiming that they’re the ones who truly want to protect people with preexisting conditions despite having spent the past eight years fighting furiously to eliminate those protections, the health-care mendacity reaches its apotheosis with President Trump claiming that Democrats have a nefarious plan to eliminate Obamacare, which he and Republicans will save.