Real-world impact of Arizona abortion ruling begins to emerge

Real-world impact of Arizona abortion ruling begins to emerge

Gov. Katie Hobbs, who’s serving Arizona only until Jesus returns in glory to root through all those boxes of unscanned Kari Lake votes, is extending a lifeline to the state’s women after Republicans turned the clock back even further than usual. While Republicans work on new state slogans—“What Happens in Arizona Stays in Arizona, Unless You Can … Read more

The Downballot: The craziest effing story of the year (so far) (transcript)

The Downballot: The craziest effing story of the year (so far) (transcript)

It’s only April, but the Washington Post’s new report on GOP golden boy Tim Sheehy is a strong contender for the craziest political story of the year. On this week’s episode of “The Downballot,” co-hosts David Nir and David Beard dissect the countless contradictions in Sheehy’s tales about a bullet wound that he either received … Read more

Tax cuts for the rich are a bad deal for corporate elites—and everyone else

Tax cuts for the rich are a bad deal for corporate elites—and everyone else

Donald Trump is offering a corrupt deal to America’s wealthy elites: He’ll give them tax cuts and deregulation if he’s elected to a second term, even though he’s signaled that he intends to govern as an autocratic leader unrestrained by the rule of law. That would be a deal with the devil that’s likely to end badly … Read more

Idaho is losing OB-GYNs after strict abortion ban

Idaho is losing OB-GYNs after strict abortion ban

Doctors, confused about how to practice medicine under Idaho’s abortion ban, pleaded with state legislators for a solution. by Kyle Pfannenstiel, Idaho Capital Sun   Idaho, already in a doctor shortage, is losing doctors who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. In a presentation at the Idaho State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Idaho medical leaders say … Read more

Black Music Sunday: Happy birthday to 3 great ladies of jazz!

Black Music Sunday: Happy birthday to 3 great ladies of jazz!

Since April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and because so many of the finest practitioners of the genre were born this month, let’s pay a special birthday tribute to three of the all-time top jazz vocalists! Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917), Billie Holiday (born April 7, 1915), and Carmen McRae (born April 8, 1920) are all from the same generation, but … Read more

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Rest In Peace and Power, Ms. Faith Ringgold

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Rest In Peace and Power, Ms. Faith Ringgold

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup is a long-running series published every morning that collects essential political discussion and analysis around the internet. We begin today with a celebration of the life of noted African American artist Faith Ringgold, who passed away yesterday at her home in Englewood, N.J. at the age of 93. Margalit Fox/The New York Times For … Read more

Candidate for governor built his brand through online vitriol—particularly toward Black women

Candidate for governor built his brand through online vitriol—particularly toward Black women

Experts say the candidacy of Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson sheds light on how Republican candidates rise by appealing to the extremes and how hate spreads online. by Grace Panetta, The 19th North Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Mark Robinson has a long history of attacking influential women in personal and often vulgar terms. But Robinson has reserved particular … Read more

Why progressives have to worry about a top-two lockout in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race

Why progressives have to worry about a top-two lockout in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race

Court of Appeals Judge Pedro Colón tells WisPolitics that he’s considering a bid for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, making him the third liberal candidate to express interest in next year’s open-seat race following progressive Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s retirement announcement on Thursday. Two other liberal judges, Chris Taylor and Susan Crawford, had previously said they … Read more