The Ugly Republican War On Abortion Rights: Redefining Rape

This article contains triggers for descriptions and definitions of rape. Reader discretion is advised. A bill that would have required female victims of rape and incest to report the assault before being able to seek an abortion, was shelved earlier this week by conservative politicians. Some Republican congresswomen objected to the bill’s lack of accommodation […]

House Republican Refuses to Defer Pay During Shutdown, Says “I Need My Paycheck”

If you ever wanted a perfect example of Republicans just not “getting it,” look no further than North Carolina Representative¬†Renee Ellmers, who said that she definitely would not be deferring her paycheck (as some members of Congress have done) during the government shutdown. Rep. Ellmers said: “I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line. ¬†I […]