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In response to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

The police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest horrific example of the crisis in racial justice that betrays our most fundamental principles of freedom, fairness and equality.


Court Sides With Hobby Lobby, Joins War on Women

Displaying a shocking disregard for women’s health and lives, the Supreme Court ruled today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that corporations may, in the name of religious “beliefs,” strip contraception from their employer-based health plans.


Roberts’ Court Enables Violence At Abortion Clinics; NOW calls on Chief Justice to Take Down His Own Buffer Zone

NOW condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them.

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How Secular Liberals Should Talk to Religious Conservatives

Michael Dorf writes for Verdict: I was honored to share the platform with National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill and New York Planned Parenthood board member Leslie Danks Burke. Although we each described different aspects of the case and its potential implications, we all approached it from the same broader perspective: as secular liberals… Read more »

Washington Post Defends George Will’s Atrocious Rape Column

The National Organization for Women called for Will to “take a break” from his column, maybe go sit in a corner, think about what he’s done.

NOW: Post should drop George Will column

The National Organization for Women is calling on The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after his controversial claim that sexual assault on college campuses “make victimhood a coveted status” that “confers privileges.”

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GOP Obstructionism Is Holding Up Funds to Catch Rapists

Erika Eichelberger writes for Mother Jones: “For weeks, Republicans in the Senate have held up an $180 billion spending bill that would direct money to several federal agencies… [including] a $41 million grant to help states and localities go after rapists by funding jurisdictions to process backlogs of rape kits, the samplings of biological evidence… Read more »

Chris McDaniel challenges Mississippi Senate runoff

James Hohmann writes for Politico: “Nearly six weeks after he lost the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that he will formally challenge the results of the vote… Sen. Thad Cochran was certified the winner of the June 24 primary by 7,667 votes, but McDaniel attorney Mitch… Read more »

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court

Jeffrey Gettleman writes for the New York Times: “In front of an overflowing courtroom in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, a panel of five judges announced that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which punishes some homosexual behavior with life in prison, was invalid because it had been passed by Parliament without a proper quorum.”