White House focuses on domestic violence

This is good: The White House will announce several policy initiatives on Wednesday that are aimed at reducing domestic violence, including pilot programs targeted at children and pregnant women, financial and housing assistance for victims of abuse and a national...

The case for Barack Obama

I’ve been fairly critical of the Obama administration and Democratic leaders, specifically with respect to their reaffirmation of a number of Bush-era excesses and their unwillingness to stand up for core progressive ideals in the face of a dangerous rightwing...

Barbaric: forced abortion at eight months in China

Words fail me: Context from a 2007 TIME report: Harrowing details have emerged in recent news reports of alleged forced abortions in China’s impoverished Guangxi province. Earlier this month as many as 61 pregnant women were injected with an abortive drug after...