The Rigging of American Politics

Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by an unpopular president who won 3 million fewer votes than the runner-up. He was confirmed by a Senate majority that represents a minority of the country. He was confirmed despite most Americans telling pollster after pollster they did not want him seated on the Supreme Court.

Republicans Are Waging War on Women—and Two Women Can Stop Them

There is an epidemic of violence against women in this country. Yet there is not one single GOP co-sponsor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Watch Republican Senators Dodge Women’s Questions About Sexual Assault

On Monday, female activists at an airport in Washington, D.C., approached several Republican senators ― including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ― to ask questions about sexual assault and Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee who’s been accused by three women of sexual misconduct.

The men were less than thrilled.

Educated White Women Were Already Recoiling From Trump. Then Came Kavanaugh

Even before Christine Blasey Ford delivered her controlled but explosive testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, college-educated white women like her represented a rising threat to Republican prospects in the November election.

Furious Women Watch Kavanaugh Hearings Across the Country

In Washington, Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was the eye of a hurricane, a quiet and still moment at the center of the #MeToo storm that has swept across the country since last fall.

People in the nation’s capital focused on how her words might affect the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court or the midterm elections in November.

But for ordinary women around the country, it was a moment to listen to a woman, just like them, as she sat before a mostly male Senate committee to relive the most traumatizing experience in her life.

The First Time a Woman Tried to Speak in The Kavanaugh Hearing, She Was Interrupted

It’s often been said that #MeToo is the product of listening to women—but this morning’s hearings began with a man interrupting the very first woman to open her mouth.

Trump’s Rationalization for Calling Women ‘Dogs’ Helped Define His Campaign

President Trump’s frustration with Omarosa Manigault Newman’s ongoing promotional campaign for her new book bubbled over Tuesday morning. After tweets on Monday disparaging Manigault Newman as untrustworthy and incapable, Trump lashed out in nastier, more personal terms.